Atomic and Nuclear Energy (and some history!)

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  • Posted on: 20 May 2019
  • By: gregoryoneill
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Lord Ernest Rutherford did a large amount of his work here at UC before moving to Oxford (UK, not the one in Canterbury). He is most famous for splitting the Atom, but his second most famous experiment produced our first look at the model of an atom. We're going to look at the evidence he used to make his model and how he came to his conclusions.

We'll also have a look at Nuclear fusion and fission energy, and why there's so much more energy in the nucleus than those pesky electrons. We'll leave them to the chemists.

We'll go to Rutherford's Den to do the assessment - I'm not sure how this works yet so it will be a learning experience for all of us!

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