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Index page within Hyperphysics site that leads to all pages on scattering topics including Rutherford Scattering.
Definition of Rutherford scattering: The scattering of alpha particles by a thin sheet of gold foil.
Page from Glasgow university with basic info on optical tweezers, including details of the iPad app the team developed. Also has some videos of particles being manipulated by optical tweezers.
Find out how light scattering makes the sky blue and clouds white.
A simulation of the Rutherford scattering experiment.
A page covering the basic optics behind telescope design, magnifying lense and optical instruments.
An extensive interactive site featuring a large number of optical illusions with explanation.
A handy guide to optical tweezers, explaining how they work and some good examples of their applications.
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.
Did you ever imagine that you can use light to move a microscopic plastic bead? Use the optical tweezers to manipulate a single strand of DNA and explore the physics of tiny molecular motors.
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