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

Asked by Subramanian Sankar | 16th Nov, 2013, 08:15: PM

Expert Answer:

The gold foil alpha scattering experiment had to be carried out in vacuum because the air would have absorb the alpha particles before they hit the foil or before they got to the screen.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 18th Nov, 2013, 11:43: AM

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