Atomic Physics and Related Subjects.: Communications to Nature.: Scattering of Electron and α-Particles

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EXPERIMENTS by Rutherford show anomalies in the scattering of α-particles in a certain range of velocities for light elements. Similarly, the scattering of electrons by atoms shows anomalies for small velocities, as was discovered by Ramsauer. Both effects can be treated in a similar way by wave-mechanics considerations.

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    H. Faxén and J. Holtsmark, Zeit. f. Physik., vol. 45, p. 307; 1927.

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    J. Holtsmark, Zeit. f. Physik., vol. 48, p. 231; 1928: vol. 52, p. 485; 1929.

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