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Sir Owen Richardson

Sir Owen Richardson (1879 - 1959) worked on thermionics, photoelectric effects, magnetism, the emission of electrons by chemical action, the theory of electrons, the quantum theory, the spectrum of ...

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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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Electron Diffraction

An undergraduate level tutorial on electron diffraction.

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Electrons, Ions and Plasma

Read about electrons and ions, how they make a plasma and the aurora

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How a detector works

Find out how the detectors at CERN tell what particle has been created from the intense collisions.

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Virtual billiards Java Applet

2-dimensional collisions with variable velocity billiard balls

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Kinetic theory simulation

The site gives a practical demonstration on the collisions between gas molecules by varying the temperature and volume. Java applet.

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Steamy Science: Demonstrating Condensation

A simple experiment to demonstrate the effects of pressure and how gases work.

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Thermodynamic Equilibrium

This Java applet is designed to simulate the diffusion process which occurs when gases of different temperatures are mixed.

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Diving physics and fizzyology

A detailed account of how pressure affects the gases dissolved in divers' blood and how it can lead to decompression sickness - the bends.

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