The Rutherford model or planetary model of the atom formulated

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Ernest Rutherford (1891-1973) explains the Geiger-Marsden experiment by invoking a nuclear atom model and derives the Rutherford cross section. This suggested that Plum pudding model (of J. J. Thomson) of the atom was incorrect.

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Editors. "The Rutherford model or planetary model of the atom formulated". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
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