@article{RutherfordBakerianLN,
title={Bakerian Lecture. Nuclear Constitution of Atoms},
author={E. Rutherford},
journal={Proceedings of The Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
volume={97},
pages={374-400}
}

Proceedings of The Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

Introduction .—The conception of the nuclear constitution of atoms arose initially from attempts to account for the scattering of α-particles through large angles in traversing thin sheets of matter. Taking into account the large mass and velocity of the α-particles, these large deflexions were very remarkable, and indicated that very intense electric or magnetic fields exist within the atom. To account for these results, it was found necessary to assume that the atom consists of a charged… Expand