or Cerenkov radiation
radiation produced by a particle passing through a medium at a speed greater than that of light through the medium.
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Origin of Cherenkov radiation
First recorded in 1935–40; named after P. A. Cherenkov
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British Dictionary definitions for cerenkov radiation
/ (tʃɪˈrɛŋkɒf) /
the electromagnetic radiation produced when a charged particle moves through a medium at a greater velocity than the velocity of light in that medium
Word Origin for Cherenkov radiation
C20: named after Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov (1904–90), Soviet physicist
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Science definitions for cerenkov radiation (1 of 2)
See under Cerenkov effect.
Science definitions for cerenkov radiation (2 of 2)
Variant of Cerenkov radiation.
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