Day 15 Rutherford and his plud pudding

Day 15 Rutherford and his plud pudding - Roy Lan #2 KTH...

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Roy Lan #2 KTH 11/20/08 Day 15 Rutherford and his Plum Pudding Today we started class by going over what we learned yesterday as usual. We then went to get popcorn and then later settled down to take notes and absorb the day’s lesson. Mr. Phil introduced two new people to us today: J.J. Thomson and Rutherford. Rutherford designed an experiment that was to detect where the alpha rays would go when shot at a piece of gold. He did this by making a hollow spherical container and putting in it 3 things: an alpha gun, or alpha particle projector, a thin piece of gold no thicker than 2 atoms, and some phosphors paint on the exterior. The paint would light up whenever anything hit it so when the alpha particles hit it the paint would light up. Rutherford then got a hold of a PHD student wanting to get his PHD and got him to do his experiment for him. 2 months later the student came back with interesting news. Their hypothesis that was the alpha rays were too strong for the piece of gold and it would just
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 112 taught by Professor Drbrooks during the Spring '08 term at U. Memphis.

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