Rutherford Gold Foil Experiment

By: Craig Willits, Uriah Green, Josh chastain

Ernest Rutherford Facts

Aug 30, 1871 - Oct 19, 1937 (age 66)


He was knighted in 1914

He was denied permission to teach each timed he applied

The element” rutherfordium” was named in his honor

On his birth certificate his name was misspelled so his name is technically Earnest Rutherford

Facts about the discovery

1: The experiment proved Thomson's model wrong

2: Helped him discover the nucleus of atom by the way the alpha particles bounced around

3: He coined the terms alpha and beta particles

4: Changed the model of the Atom

5: Proved that the atom had a dense space in the center of the atom

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Gold foil experiment

A large portion of Rutherford's research has always included the use and study of alpha particles ever since he classified them in 1898. Starting sometime around 1909, Rutherford began to notice that alpha particles would not always behave in accordance to the plum pudding model of an atom when fired at a piece of gold foil. These observations stimulated further research that was eventually published in 1911 and has been known ever since as Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment.

published in 1911 and has been known ever since as Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment.