Thermodynamics, Wave-theory, and the Compton Effect

  title={Thermodynamics, Wave-theory, and the Compton Effect},
  author={Chandrasekhara Venkata Sir Raman},
  • C. Raman
  • Published 1 December 1927
  • Physics
  • Nature
PROF. A. H. COMPTON's own explanation of the remarkable phenomenon discovered by him is well known and is set out very clearly in his recent book on “X-rays and Electrons.” Briefly, it is that radiation is of a corpuscular nature, that the momentum of the impinging quantum detaches the electron from the atom and causes it to recoil, while the deviated quantum loses energy in the process and degrades in frequency. This view of the Compton effect, like Einstein's explanation of the emission of… 
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C. V. Raman and the Discovery of the Raman Effect

Abstract. In 1928 the Indian physicist C. V. Raman (1888-1970) discovered the effect named after him virtually simultaneously with the Russian physicists G. S. Landsberg (1890-1957) and L. I.