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Cerenkov

adjective Ce·ren·kov

Medical Definition of Cerenkov

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or being Cerenkov radiation or the process that produces such radiation <the Cerenkov effect>

  2. 2:  being a device that makes use of Cerenkov radiation <a Cerenkov counter>



Biographical Note for cerenkov

Cherenkov

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Pavel Alekseevich

(1904–1990), Russian physicist. Cherenkov first discovered Cerenkov radiation in 1934. Later research by Igor Y. Tamm and Ilya M. Frank led to a definite explanation of the phenomenon. Discovery of Cerenkov radiation led to studies in cosmic rays and high-energy subatomic particles. Cherenkov, Frank, and Tamm were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1958.

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Cherenkov

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