CREATORCambridge Physics
TITLEThe Neutron: Chadwick, 1932
URLhttp://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/camphy/neutron/neutron_ind...
HOMEPAGEhttp://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/camphy/index.htm
DATE PUBLISHED2002
DATE ACCESSED11 July 2017


This educational web page offers an introduction to James Chadwick’s historic discovery of the neutron in 1932. In a format suitable for the general public from middle school on, the site explains the physics experiments of Chadwick's precursors, Chadwick’s own neutron theory, and the experiment with which he conclusively proved the existence of the neutron. The seven-page presentation uses simple terms and animated graphics to explain the nature of neutrons, radiation, particle decay, and why neutrons are important to nuclear energy and weaponry. The webpage and its contents are provided by the Cavendish Laboratory in the University of Cambridge’s Department of Physics.


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