radiation produced by a particle passing through a medium at a speed greater than that of light through the medium.
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British Dictionary definitions for Cherenkov radiation
the electromagnetic radiation produced when a charged particle moves through a medium at a greater velocity than the velocity of light in that medium
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Scientific definitions for Cherenkov radiation
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