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Ernest Rutherford

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Lyndsay O'Neil

on 16 October 2012

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Ernest Rutherford Born on August 30, 1871 in Spring Grove, New Zealand 1887-89 Attended Nelson College. 1890 Attended University of New Zealand, in Christchurch. 1892 Joined Philosophical Institute of Canterbury 1895 Awarded an Exhibition of 1851 scholarship to go anywhere in the world to carry out research of importance to New Zealand industries. Discoveries Discovery
of radioactive gas,
later named
radon. 1909 1898 Discovers rays from radioactive materials,
are of two main types
(alpha and beta) 1899 Invents the
(A.K.A. gold foil experiment)
detector of
single ionizing particles 1917 world's first
successful alchemist,
changing nitrogen
into oxygen
he splits the atom. 1920 Predicts
existence of a neutron http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/vvc/nobel/rutherford.html









https://thescienceclassroom.wikispaces.com/Ernest+Rutherford Rutherford's famous gold foil model explains how the nucleus of an atom deflects particles from a particle emitter.
This also explains that the nucleus is composed of smaller particles deflecting the the light. 1911 Rutherford's atomic model incorporated the idea of having a nucleus to every atom
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