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Abstract Volume 6 Issue 3 (2001) pp 164-167

The Raman Effect: A Large-Scale Lecture Demonstration

Gabriela C. Weaver* and Richard W. Schwenz

Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO 80217-3364,, and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639
Received October 27, 2000. Accepted December 5, 2000

Published online: 13 April 2001

Abstract. This article describes a lecture demonstration of the Raman effect. It presents a method for using a simple arrangement of optical components to project Raman lines from liquid samples. The Raman lines are visible as different colors of light projected on a screen several meters away. The demonstration is appropriate for physical, analytical or instrumental analysis courses.

Key Words:  Laboratories and Demonstrations; physical chemistry; instrumental analysis; analytical chemistry; Raman; spectroscopy

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Issue date: June 1, 2001

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