Cerenkov radiation

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Ce·ren·kov ra·di·a·tion

(kren'kŏv),
light given off by a transparent medium when a high-energy particle speeds through it at a velocity greater than that of light in that medium.

Cerenkov,

(Cherenkov), Pavel A., Russian physicist and Nobel laureate, 1904-1990.
Cerenkov radiation - light given off by a transparent medium when a high-energy particle speeds through it at a velocity greater than that of light in that medium.
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In addition to thermal radiation and Cherenkov radiation, Van Dover and her colleagues have thought of several other mechanisms that might be producing the light.
That is why astronomers glowed with excitement last year when two Cherenkov radiation detectors recorded the first, normally elusive neutrino particles from a supernova (SN: 3/21/87, p.
The muon is electrically charged (the neutrino is not) and emits the kind of light called Cherenkov radiation as it moves through the water.
Cherenkov radiation comes in cones, and in the case of the neutrino-electron interactions, the cones point back in the direction from which the neutrinos came.