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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