Nuclear Physics

Nuclear Physics is a collection of nine simulations to cover a wide range of topics in this area of physics.

YouÂ’ll use it to:

  • Explain about RutherfordÂ’s gold leaf experiment
  • Get across the size of the nucleus
  • Explain about decay
  • Explore the nature of different radiations
  • Explore penetration of radiation
  • Explain about half-lives
  • Describe fission, fusion and fission chain reactions
  • Explore a fission chain reaction