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Cerenkov radiation

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noun Ce·ren·kov radiation \chə-ˈreŋ-kȯf-, chər-ˈyeŋ-\

Definition of Cerenkov radiation

  1. :  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


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Cerenkov radiation

noun Ce·ren·kov radiation

Medical Definition of Cerenkov radiation

  1. :  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

also Cherenkov radiation

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