Rutherford-scattering



noun, Physics.
1.
the scattering of an alpha particle through a large angle with respect to the original direction of motion of the particle, caused by an atom (Rutherford atom) with most of the mass and all of the positive electric charge concentrated at a center or nucleus.
Rutherford scattering
The scattering undergone by a stream of heavy charged particles, generally alpha particles fired at a sample of a heavy metal, caused by exposure to coulomb forces exerted by the atomic nuclei of the sample. The patterns produced by such scattering off an extremely thin sheet of gold were early evidence that atoms contain a tiny, positively charged core, what is now called the atomic nucleus.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Ruthful

    adjective 1. compassionate or sorrowful. 2. causing or apt to cause sorrow or pity. 3. feeling remorse or self-reproach. adjective 1. (archaic) full of or causing sorrow or pity

  • Ruthless

    adjective 1. without pity or compassion; cruel; merciless: a ruthless tyrant. adjective 1. feeling or showing no mercy; hardhearted



  • Ruthlessly

    adjective 1. without pity or compassion; cruel; merciless: a ruthless tyrant. adjective 1. feeling or showing no mercy; hardhearted

  • Ruth the book of

    was originally a part of the Book of Judges, but it now forms one of the twenty-four separate books of the Hebrew Bible. The history it contains refers to a period perhaps about one hundred and twenty-six years before the birth of David. It gives (1) an account of Naomi’s going to Moab with her […]



Disclaimer: Rutherford-scattering definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.