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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Chen, "Research progress in reversed Cherenkov radiation in double-negative metamaterials," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol.
The Cherenkov radiation is caused by charged particles moving through the air, producing a faint luminescence that can be detected and analyzed for information on particles that generate it.
Besides the Cherenkov radiation, a part of the energy is converted into acoustic energy.
From the angle at which Cherenkov radiation is emitted, the speed of ultrafast particles can be calculated, and for this finding, Cherenkov, Tamm, and Frank were awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1958.
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.
Contract award: delivery to ncbj radioisotope center polatom equipment equipment of the experimental animal imaging technique of gamma scintigraphy imaging using optical and imaging cherenkov radiation.
Cherenkov radiation by a charged source that moves in a left-handed material and has not the own frequency has been studied in number of works [17-23].
Their mostly blue light is known as Cherenkov radiation, after the Russian physicist who first studied the effect in the mid-'30s.
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.
Rather, it sees Cherenkov radiation from relativistic muons, which are essentially superheavy electrons that are spawned when an unlucky neutrino interacts with an atom.
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 by a charged source that moves in (or in the interface) a left-handed material has been studied in number of works [15-21].