Cerenkov radiation


Ce·ren·kov radiation

noun \chə-ˈreŋ-kf-, chər-ˈyeŋ-\

Definition of CERENKOV RADIATION

:  light produced by charged particles (as electrons) traversing a transparent medium at a speed greater than that of light in the same medium —called also Cerenkov light

Origin of CERENKOV RADIATION

P. A. Cherenkov
First Known Use: 1939

Cerenkov radiation

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CERENKOV RADIATION

: light produced by charged particles (as electrons) traversing a transparent medium at a speed greater than that of light in the same medium—called also Cerenkov light

Variants of CERENKOV RADIATION

Cerenkov radiation also Cherenkov radiation

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