English: Top: Expected results of Rutherford's gold foil experiment: alpha particles passing through the plum pudding model of the atom undisturbed. Bottom: Observed results: Some of the particles were deflected, and some by very large angles.
Also to know is, what is the gold foil experiment and what did it prove?
Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment proved the existance of a small massive center to atoms, which would later be known as the nucleus of an atom. Ernest Rutherford, Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden carried out their Gold Foil Experiment to observe the effect of alpha particles on matter.
What did Rutherford conclude from the gold foil experiment?
Physicist Ernest Rutherford established the nuclear theory of the atom with his gold-foil experiment. When he shot a beam of alpha particles at a sheet of gold foil, a few of the particles were deflected. He concluded that a tiny, dense nucleus was causing the deflections.
What is the experiment of Rutherford?
Rutherford's scattering experiment. A scientist called Ernest Rutherford designed an experiment to test the plum pudding model. It was carried out by his assistants Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden. A beam of alpha particles was aimed at very thin gold foil and their passage through the foil detected.