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Rutherford Scattering
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https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/rutherford-scattering

http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2015/12/rutherford-scattering-by-phet.html

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How did Rutherford figure out the structure of the atom without being able to see it? Simulate the famous experiment in which he disproved the Plum Pudding model of the atom by observing alpha particles bouncing off atoms and determining that they must have a small core.

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Video

 Rutherford's Experiment: Nuclear Atom by uploaded by HerrPingui

   Rutherford experiment animation by owigger

 Rutherford Gold Foil Experiment - Backstage Science

Software Requirements

WindowsMacintoshLinux
Microsoft Windows
XP/Vista/7
Sun Java 1.5.0_15 or later
OS 10.5 or later
Sun Java 1.5.0_19 or later
Sun Java 1.5.0_15 or later

Credits

Design TeamThird-party LibrariesThanks To
  • Wendy Adams
  • Michael Dubson
  • Chris Malley (developer)
  • Sam McKagan (lead)
  • Kathy Perkins
  • Carl Wieman
  • Interviewer: Sam McKagan

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Parent Category: 06 Quantum Physics
Category: 02 Nuclear
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