Rutherford's apparatus

Rutherford's apparatus

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Caption: The apparatus with which Earnest Rutherford first observed artificial transmutation in 1919. In this equipment, nitrogen atoms were converted into oxygen atoms, when in collision with alpha particles from a source in inside the horizontal enclosed tube. Protons ejected by nitrogen when forming oxygen were detected at the rectangular window at the end of the tube.

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