understand that scattering of radiation is a valuable tool for scientists to look at the structure of matter.
be able to discuss qualitatively the choice of bombarding radiation or particle, the physical principles that are involved in the scattering process, the processing and interpretation of the data.
be able to describe
how the nuclear radius can be estimated from the closest approach of alpha
particles and determined from electron diffraction.
know typical values.
dependence of radius from nucleon number and use the equation
R = roA1/3 .
Calculate the nuclear density
de Broglie, femtometre, nuclear radius