Every year on November 8, World Radiography Day is observed to honour the discovery of X-radiation, also known as X-rays. This day in 1895 saw the completion of German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen’s discovery of X-radiation, or X-rays. For this accomplishment, he was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.
Department of chemistry celebrated World Radiography Day on 11th November 2022. Students had prepared posters based on X-rays and radiography. Poster exhibition were conducted in the first year class room. Extremely bright, short X-ray pulses, tuned to selected wavelength regions, are used to probe chemical reactions on surfaces, the electronic structures of semiconductors and magnetic materials, and the structure and function of proteins and biological macromolecules. The scattered X-Ray beam can also be used to determine the crystal structure of a given chemical. These different applications of X-Rays were presented in the poster. This programme gives awareness to the students of our department and others on the significance of X-Rays and also aims to raise awareness of the value that radiology contributes to safe patient care, as well as to improve understanding of how radiologists and radiological technologists contribute to healthcare.