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Which particles can go right through the atom?

Can elementary particles (like the electron, photon, or neutrino ) go through an atom (not the nucleus)?
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Quarks are now considered to be fundamentals, but so were atoms some time ago. So the way we see is only limited by our technological advances? [duplicate]

After watching this FuseSchool - Global Education episode, I cannot stop thinking how can something not have a substructure, how it cannot be split? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlv06lSAC7c
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Are particles solid?

My intuitive understanding is that although atoms are mostly empty space, the nucleus is solid. Thus a neutron or a neutrino can collide with it and do things like deflect or cause a nuclear ...
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A basic confusion about what is an atom

Wikipedia defines atom as The atom is a basic unit of matter that consists of a dense central nucleus surrounded by a cloud of negatively charged electrons. and defines electron as: The ...