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CV Raman received the 1930 Nobel Prize for his research on light scattering.

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CV Raman

When light passes through a transparent material, some of the light changes wavelength.

This discovery made by CV Raman earned a Nobel Prize in 1930 and made possible a range of techniques to identify and analyze a range of materials. (Photo: A. Bortzells Tryckeri, AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, W. F. Meggers Gallery of Nobel Laureates)

(Courtesy of Photograph by A. Bortzells Tryckeri, AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, W. F. Meggers Gallery of Nobel Laureates)