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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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Refraction of Light

Covers the law of refraction including interactive Java tutorials. Links to ideas of fluorescence, diffraction, polarization, reflection, scattering, and Virtual microscopy (Virtual scanning electron ...

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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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Electron Affinity

The ionization energy or ionization potential is the energy necessary to remove an electron from the neutral atom. It is a minimum for the alkali metals which have a single electron outside a closed ...

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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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Electron Configurations Java Applet

Chemistry really but shows how electron shells are filled up in atoms

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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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Electron and Positron

As one of the leptons, the electron is viewed as one of the fundamental particles.

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