calculation is the "Rutherford's scattering formula". Except for proportionality factors, which are kept constant in this experiment, it provides us with the relationship for the angular dependence of the scattering rate: dθ N()θ ~ ⎟ ⎠ ⎞ ⎜ ⎝ − ⎛ 2 θ sin 4 ()1 This proportionality is to be verified in this experiment. Rutherford Scattering MIT Department of Physics (Dated: September 24, 2014) This is an experiment which studies scattering alpha particles on atomic nuclei. You will shoot alpha particles, emitted by 241Am, at thin metal foils and measure the scattering cross section of

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