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Raman effect

Pronunciation: rah'mahn

Definition: a change in frequency undergone by monochromatic light scattered in passage through a transparent substance the characteristics of which determine the amount of change, yielding a spectrum in which the incident wavelength band is flanked by small satellite bands of greater and lesser wavelengths.

[Chandraswkhara W. Raman]

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