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  • The Physics Of Atomic Theory

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    development of atomic theory, and made science changing discoveries that are still today quite impressive, even in comparison to modern day scientists. There are countless scientists involved in the evolution of atomic theory, but less than 50 have majorly impacted the way we view atomic theory today. Discovery and experimentation on the atom first began in the Greek Era with scientists as old as Democritus and Aristotle. Democritus was believed to be the first person to touch on the atomic theory. He

  • The Physics Of Atomic Force Microscopy

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    Abstract Atomic Force Microscopy was the method used to analyze samples inorder to identify their surface composition and determine their top structure. Compiled data was used to calculate the roughness of the sample. Introduction Atomic Force Microscopy is a powerful tool used to identify the surface structure of a solid by contouring the top layer with a sharp tipped probe and amplifying the hills and troughs via laser reflection and detection. Piezoelec-tric materials are

  • Physics : Atomic Force Microscopy

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    ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY 1. Introduction to Atomic Force Microscopy An atomic force microscope (AFM) is a type of scanning probe microscope (SPM). An AFM uses a cantilever with a probe to scan over a sample’s surface. The probe is a sharp tip (3 to 6 m pyramid; 15 to 40 nm end radius) such as the one shown in Fig. 1. As the tip of the AFM approaches the surface, at close range, attractive forces between the sample surface and the tip of the AFM causes the cantilever to deflect towards the surface

  • The Physics Of Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

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    absorbance obtained using Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. One of the unknown samples had a concentration outside of the standard curve and had to be diluted before it fell within the curve. . Table of Contents Abstract 1 Introduction 3 Instrumental Theory and Equipment 3 Materials and Methods 5 Data and Experimental Results 6 Conclusion and Discussion of Uncertainty 8 Assigned Questions 9 References 11 Appendix 12 SprectrAA report 1 12 SpectrAA report 2 12 Introduction Atomic absorption spectrometry

  • Physics And Physics : Atomic Theory

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    In chemistry and physics, atomic theory is a scientific theory of the nature of matter, which states that matter is composed of discrete units called atoms. It began as a philosophical concept in ancient Greece and entered the scientific mainstream in the early 19th century when discoveries in the field of chemistry showed that matter did indeed behave as if it were made up of atoms. The word atom comes from the Ancient Greek adjective atomos, meaning "uncuttable". 19th century chemists began using

  • The Physics Of The Atomic Theory

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    Rutherford would have inspired him to investigate in Atoms. This may of occurred because there was a conspiracy towards the atoms due to nobody actually seeing them. What part of the Atomic Theory did they investigate? Ernest Rutherford was responsible for a many different discoveries such as radioactivity and nuclear physics. He discovered alpha and beta rays, found the laws of radioactive decay, and identified alpha particles as helium nuclei. Most important, he postulated the nuclear structure of the

  • The Physics Of The Atomic Theory

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    world is made up of tiny, unseeable particles. As technology advanced, these hypotheses were tested, critiqued, modified, and built upon. A mass of knowledge is known regarding atoms, thanks to the research of numerous chemists and physicists. The atomic theory is the building block to the study of matter, just as the atom is the building block to all matter. Around 400 BCE was when the Greek philosopher Democritus, alone with his teacher Leucippus, the idea of the atom was born (the word atom

  • The Physics Of The Atomic Theory

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    nuclear energy in all kinds of matter. The atomic theory became a very important piece in chemistry because it explained the atomic structure and how it worked. Important scientists that helped contribute to this theory were people like John Dalton and J.J. Thompson which helped establish a foundation to the theory, as well as create experiments that helped provide evidence of their findings. John Dalton was an important scientist that established the atomic theory. His theory was as follows: 1.All

  • The Physics Of The Atomic Theory

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    “What is the world made of?” That question has puzzled scientists and philosophers for centuries. The atomic theory was first proposed in ancient Greece around 400 BC and has continued to evolve through the centuries to finally evolve into the current theory we have today. We now know that the subatomic particles that make up the atom are no longer the fundamental particles of the universe because even they are made of smaller particles called “quarks.” The continuous study of atoms will allow us

  • The Physics Of Atomic Structure

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    Lesson 1 1. Increasing current funding for atomic structure would be a fantastic idea which could lead to discoveries beyond our imagination. For instance, in the quantum mechanical model, the fact that it is unable to tell the exact location and speed of the electron and cannot describe the electron as a particle orbiting a fixed path around the nucleus provides evidential support that funding must be placed into this to further our knowledge. This research could potentially result in terminating