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Compton Scattering

Arthur H. Compton observed the scattering of x-rays from electrons in a carbon target and found scattered x-rays with a longer wavelength than those incident upon the target.

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Arthur Compton

Arthur Holly Compton (1891 - 1961) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1927 for the discovery of the phenomenon named after him the Compton effect. The Compton effect is a reduction in the energy ...

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Scattering Concepts

Index page within Hyperphysics site that leads to all pages on scattering topics including Rutherford Scattering.

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Rutherford Scattering

Definition of Rutherford scattering: The scattering of alpha particles by a thin sheet of gold foil.

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Scattering of light in the atmosphere

Find out how light scattering makes the sky blue and clouds white.

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Rutherford Scattering: Thomson Model of an Atom

A simulation of the Rutherford scattering experiment.

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Hyperphysics - Nuclear Scattering Cross Section

Theory of nuclear scattering cross section and relation to Rutherford's gold foil experiment.

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Deep Inelastic Scattering

A clear brief explanation of deep inelastic scattering with diagrams.

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Imagine the Universe

News about the latest discoveries using satellites launched by NASA e.g. The Microwave Anisotropy Probe and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. This is all very up-to-date information on space-based ...

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This page explain what polarisation is, and how light can be polarised using filters, reflection, refraction or scattering.

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