Classical Theory of Raman Scattering

The classical theory of Raman effect, also called the polarizability theory, was developed by G. Placzek in 1934. I shall discuss it briefly here. It is known from electrostatics that the electric field $ E $ associated with the electromagnetic radiation induces a dipole moment $ mu $ in the molecule, given by $ \mu = \alpha E $ …….(1)…

CV Raman, Raman Effect on Raman Spectroscopy and Raman Scattering

Chandrasekhar Venkat Raman Chandrasekhar Venkat Raman, also known as Sir CV Raman, was a Physicist, Mathematician and a Nobel Laureate. Venkat (his first name) was a Tamil Brahmin and was the second of the eight children of his parents. He was born at Thiruvanaikaval, near Tiruchirappalli on 7th November 1888. He was the second of their eight children. His father was…