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A look inside the Atom

Exhibition site to mark 100 years since the discovery of the electron. Overview of experiments. Details of J J Thomson, images, sound files. Attractive, informative, highly recommended!

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Why Do Solids Expand When Heated?

A look at what happens to the atoms in a solid when they are heated.

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Science Trek Applets

Applets demonstrating EM waves, Quantum Atoms, Polarization, the Periodic Table and Isotopes and Radioactivity all from the physics 2000 website

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Max Born

Max Born (1881 - 1970) work, for which he received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1954 with Walther Bothe, improved the laws describing the movement of electrons around the nucleus in the centre of ...

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Modern and Contemporary Physics

The page gives us a wide range of links on many important topics in current Physics (accelerator, atoms, Fission, Fusion, Photoelectric Effect, Photons etc)

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Wave Nature of Matter

In 1913, about ten years after Bohr published his results, Louis de Broglie came up with a fascinating idea to explain some of the assumptions in the Bohr Model of the atom such as why should an ...

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Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford (1871 - 1937) greatest contribution to physics were his investigations into the scattering of alpha rays and the nature of the inner structure of the atom.

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Why don't electrons just fall into the nucleus of an atom?

The weird world of quantum mechanics explains the reason why the electron which is negatively charged doesn't fall into the positive nucleus.

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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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E=mc2: Einstein's equation that gave birth to the atom bomb

Einstein's famous equation changed the world of physics and allowed scientists to understand what happens in nuclear reactions.

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