Organic Live

Aug 27, 2021

6 min read

Penetration and Deflection

Sounds like a counterinsurgency strategy, but it’s how the atomic nucleus was discovered

Okay, so subatomic particles exist — Sir JJ proved that beyond any doubt. This discovery got the chemist gears turning: what does an atom actually look like?? What does it consist of?

The first structural model of an atom has a decidedly British name (first coined by Lord Kelvin and advanced by the Sir Doctor himself, JJ Thomson): the “plum pudding” model. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m merikan, and I can honestly…