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My approach to the experiment is to use a box of certain dimension as the Gold atom. This, I'm going to bombard with B.B's as alpha particles. Therefore this is a simulated alpha scattering experiment. The box is like unto the atom whereas shooting into it you cannot see what happens nor where it happens, but draw on your information taken while observe the effects outside the atom and the box likewise. A screen is used with the atom, and I have used a cardboard square placed in slats around my box to record the direction the particles enters and behaves, in this way it is like the screen. For the alpha particle I'm using a B.B. It is small in comparison to my box as the alpha particle is to the atom.
My purpose for the experiment is to relate my experiment with actual alpha scattering and to come up with the same conclusions.
Fuller, Gerald L., "Simulated Alpha Scattering" (1973). Honors Theses. 564.