THIS little work gives a brief and simple, but extremely clearly written account of “one of the greatest gifts bestowed by physicists upon chemists”. The five chapter headings are: molecular diffusion and the Raman effect; technique; application of the spectra to chemical analysis; interpretation of Raman spectra; and examples of chemical application. Attention is thus fairly apportioned between the practical and theoretical side. Photographs of Raman spectra are well reproduced. The examples are almost wholly confined to organic substances, and the extensive contributions made by research workers in India and the United States with the help of this rapidly developing physical weapon are almost untouched.
Introduction à l'étude; de l'effet Raman: ses applications chimiques.
Par Prof. Pierre Daure. Pp. viii + 90. (Paris: Éditions de la Revue d'Optique théorique et instrumentale, 1933.) 18 francs.