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How the SEM works

Describes how a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) works, has a library of images and demonstrations for teachers to use.

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Muon

The muon is a lepton which decays to form an electron or positron.

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Positron Annihilation

Info on the positron - the antiparticle of the electron.

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Kai M. Siegbahn

Kai M. Siegbahn (1918 - ) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1981 for his contribution to the development of high-resolution electron spectroscopy.

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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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Resistance at the molecular level

A useful animation to demonstrate the free electron model of current flow, showing electrical resistance in the copper wire of a lightbulb.

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Electric Force fields

A simple site that contains an online alternative to plotting compass' or iron filings. The applet is very effective at showing both the direction of the force on an electron and its magnitude.

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Spintronics gets serious

Article from Physics World with links to other information - Spintronic devices, which harness the spin of the electron as well as its charge, could be a step closer following recent experiments on ...

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The awesome physics in a simple sparkler

There's a lot of physics behind the simple firework. This blog post looks at temperatures, blackbody radiation and electron transfers.

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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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