LXI. The laws of deflexion of a particles through large angles

  title={LXI. The laws of deflexion of a particles through large angles},
  author={Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden},
  journal={Philosophical Magazine Series 1},
In a former paper1 one of us shown that in the passage of α particles through matter the deflexions are, on the average, small and of the order of a few degrees only. In the experiments a narrow pencil of α particles fell on a zinc–sulphide screen in vacuum, and the distribution of the scintillations on the screen was observed when different metal foils were placed in the path of the α particles. From the distribution obtained, the most probable angle of scattering could be deduced, and it was… Expand

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