In our previous article on C.V. Raman facts, we learned about his early life and his work in general. We did not delve deep into that particular work that earned him the Nobel Prize. This article on Sir Venkata Raman facts will focus on that. We will also learn about his behavior in expectation of Nobel Prize. These facts are pretty interesting. Let’s learn…
Sir Venkata Raman Facts: 1-5 | Discovery of Raman Effect
1. Sir Raman was on a voyage to Europe in year 1921. It was during that voyage that he keenly noticed glaciers’ blue color and also the Mediterranean Sea.
2. The striking blue color caught his attention and suddenly he felt the urge to find out the cause of the blue color.
3. He returned back to India and started experimenting. In 1928, when he was in Calcutta and worked with Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, he carried out several experiments along with K. S. Krishnan.
4. He started observing the light scattering by ice blocks (transparent) and water. He made use of a mercury arc lamp for the experiments.
5. The mercury arc lamp that emitted monochromatic was made to pass through water and even transparent ice.
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Sir Venkata Raman Facts: 6-10 | Discovery of Raman Effect and Noble Prize Expectation
6. The light that came out from the other side of the transparent materials he used was allowed to fall straight on a spectrograph.
7. The purpose of using a spectrograph was to measure the spectrum of the light. In the process, Raman found some lines created in the spectrum.
8. Sir Raman had discovered the Raman Effect and the Raman Lines. In 1928, the finding were presented by Raman in a scientists’ meet that was organized in Bangalore on 16th March.
9. Because of his findings, Raman expected that he will win the Nobel Prize in 1928. Unfortunately, that did not happen. That year, the Nobel Prize went to Owen Richardson.
10. In 1929, Raman again expected that he will win the Nobel but by a stroke of bad luck, the prize went to Louis de Broglie.
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