While working at the Victoria University of Manchester from 1907, Ernest Rutherford and his assistant, Hans Geiger, developed the electrical method of detecting single particles emitted by radioactive atoms – a significant step in atomic research.
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John Campbell. 'Rutherford, Ernest', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996, updated January, 2002. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3r37/rutherford-ernest (accessed 16 August 2020)