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Reflection of Light

Explains law of reflection including interactive Java tutorials. Links to ideas of fluorescence, diffraction, polarization, scattering and virtual microscopy.

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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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How Christmas Lights Work

A brief description of how Christmas Lights work from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Sir Chandrasekhara Raman

Sir Chandrasekhara Raman (1888 - 1970) received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him.

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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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Homemade Sunset - Marvin and Milo

A Marvin and Milo activity about light and scattering. All you need is a large clear straight sided glass, water, milk, torch and darkened room.

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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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Deep Inelastic Scattering

A clear brief explanation of deep inelastic scattering with diagrams.

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Peter Debye

Petrus (Peter) Josephus Wilhelmus Debye (1884 - 1966) was a physical chemist whose investigations of dipole moments, X rays, and light scattering in gases brought him the 1936 Nobel Prize for ...

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Colored Shadows

An experiment in mixing different coloured lights.

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