Here at Substance Labs it's our mission to help mankind advance through discovery of the fundamental stuff that makes up our universe. To this end we have magnetically captured grannies in a vast machine where we fire them at each other. Getting them to meet at exactly the right point at the right speed before they fade out sees them break up (along with a minor release of energy: were we not putting these grannies to good use they would no doubt be napping) into smaller particles. Have a peek into the collision chamber:
Yes, my friends, I here announce the long-awaited discovery of the cronoton.