Raman Effect Reminisced on National Science Day 2020 at Amity University

New Delhi: Celebrating National Science Day to remember Nobel Laureate Sir C V Raman’s discovery of Raman Effect, a day-long seminar on ‘Applications of Raman spectroscopy’ was organized by Amity institute of Nanotechnology, Amity University, Noida.

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman in 1930 for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him “Raman Effect”. After nine decades of this discovery, Raman spectroscopy becomes an essential tool of characterization in the various branches of sciences. In nanotechnology, Raman spectroscopy is an essential tool for the characterization for nanomaterials specially carbon nanomaterials.

Prof. RK Sharma, IIT Delhi and Ex- Director, SSPL while sharing his views on Raman Effect: From Basic Science to Advance Applications advised the students to effectively project their work to the world to get recognized. He also encouraged the students to engage in dialogue with scientific community leaders to gain knowledge and insights. Tracing CV Raman’s work journey, Prof. Sharma also suggested the students to be quick in their communication post their research and experiment to get their work recognized. He also talked in detail about how Raman microscope can be used to analyze carbon nanotubes and graphene, to better understand their structures, in addition, as surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy is used for analysis of nano-biomaterials.

Prof. Dr. Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University while welcoming the eminent speakers shared the numerous scientific discoveries made in the country. She also stressed upon the need to relook at Indian discoveries made centuries ago and highlight them. She further shared how researches at Amity are conducted to meet the needs of the society and for their results to benefit people at large.

Prof. P.K. Bhatnagar of Delhi University talked about Role of Raman Spectroscopy in Material Research for Opto-electronic Devices while Prof. H. B. Bohidar of JNU talked about Raman Effect: A New Prospective. Dr. Fouran Singh of IUAC, Delhi spoke about Micro-Raman Spectroscopy: A versatile tool for the fundamental Physics to Nano-technological applications.

Through the seminar, students were given fundamental knowledge about Raman Spectroscopy and the recent advances on Raman Spectroscopy and its application in various disciplines in Science. Experts also encouraged students and researchers to utilize the Raman Spectroscopy regularly in their research.