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Schamatics for rutherfords experiment

  1. Jan 13, 2013 #1
    i am really wanting to make a working replica of Rutherford's experiment. but i don't know what kind of material i will need. i also need a schamatic for one


    this is my timey whimey detector it goes ding when there's stuff
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2013 #2

    Drakkith

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    Could you be more specific?
     
  4. Jan 13, 2013 #3

    Bobbywhy

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    timewhimey,

    I suggest that you consider the difficulty and the expense of making a "working replica" of Rutherford's Experiment. It would be very difficult and very expensive. Here are two sites that describe the the Rutherford Experiment:

    http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/meis/Rutherford.htm
    http://library.thinkquest.org/19662/low/eng/exp-rutherford.html

    Here is an opportunity for one to control an interactive simulation of the Rutherford Experiment provided by the University of Colorado at Boulder:
    http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/rutherford-scattering

    Cheers,
    Bobbywhy
    edit: it's spelled "schematic"
     
  5. Jan 14, 2013 #4
    i don't know why i said replica what i ment to say is i want to atempt at mimicing experiment myself as well as try other kinds of foil (led, tin, steel) to see which ones goe straight through (or reflect) more than others
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2013
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