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A PROPOSAL FOR A CRUCIAL EXPERIMENT

Rutherford’s nuclear theory of the atom has held sway in the scientific community for 70 years.  I now propose a test which may disprove it.

In the original scattering experiment, charged helium atoms (alpha particles) were beamed at a gold foil; the resultant scattering was claimed to be due to Coulombic repulsion by charged nuclei.  Now suppose that that non-charged helium atoms are beamed at a gold foil.  The Reciprocal System of Theory predicts the same scattering in this case.  The Rutherford theory predicts no scattering.

Of course, experimenting with non-charged helium atoms is more difficult than with charged ones.  The scattering apparatus will have to incorporate a means to inject electrons to neutralize the alpha particles and a different material to detect the particles after scattering.

Numerous physics laboratories in the world have the capability to carry out this experiment.  Which will be the first?