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Explore how we have studied matter at its smallest scales, from table-top experiments to huge international facilities.
Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton in the cabin of Cockcroft and Walton's apparatus at Cambridge
J J Thomson's Electromagnetic Tube used in the Discovery of the Electron, about 1896
Illustrative photogaphic print and diagram, showing the compound photo-electric effect in argon
Diagram showing apparatus, used by Ernest Rutherford and Hans Geiger, to measure the charge carried by an alpha-particle
Two black and white photographic print of electron tracks in the Wilson cloud chamber