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The Geiger-Marsden experiment, which is also called the gold foil experiment or the Rutherford experiment, was conducted by Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden in 1909, under Earnest Rutherford's direction. You need a link to the Wikipedia post on this ground-breaking experiment, and we've got one for you.
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What is the Rutherford gold foil experiment?

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Who is Rutherford and the gold foil experiment?

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How did the results of Rutherfords gold foil experiment differ from his expectations?

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How did Rutherford explain the results of his gold foil experiment?

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