Why the gold foil alpha scattering experiment is carried out in vaccum ?

Asked by omprakasharya123 | 16th Jan, 2011, 08:09: PM

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To minimize alpha loss by scattering from air molecules, the experiment was carried out in a fairly good vacuum.
 
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Answered by  | 18th Jan, 2011, 04:08: PM

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