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Pauli Exclusion Principle

No two electrons in an atom can have identical quantum numbers. This is an example of a general principle which applies not only to electrons but also to other particles of half-integer spin ...

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Hyperphysics - Electron Capture

Description of radioactive process of electron capture with good links to other sites.

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Free Electron Laser

Many features of the dynamics of free electron lasers can be understood using a simple pendulum model. This site uses JAVA applets to demonstrate this.

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What is an electron microscope?

A simple illustrated explanation of what is an electron microscope and the difference between resolution and magnification.

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Covalent Bond

Covalent chemical bonds involve the sharing of a pair of valence electrons by two atoms, in contrast to the transfer of electrons in ionic bonds.

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Electron Spin

An introduction to electron spin with links of to other topics such as fine structure.

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The Discovery of the Electron

An illustrated history of J.J.Thomson's discovery of the electron. There is a brief story of Thomson's life, some further developments and links to other web sites and relevant reading.

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Electron Volt

A convenient energy unit, particularly for atomic and nuclear processes, is the energy given to an electron by accelerating it through 1 volt of electric potential difference.

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Autobiography of Ernst Ruska

Ernst Ruska (1906 - 1988) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1986 for his fundamental work in electron optics, and for the design of the first electron microscope.

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The Scanning Electron Microscope

A site for children explaining how the scanning electron microscope works, and showing some images of objects.

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