Cerenkov radiation

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Ce·​ren·​kov radiation | \ chə-ˈreŋ-kȯf- How to pronounce Cerenkov radiation (audio) , chər-ˈyeŋ- How to pronounce Cerenkov radiation (audio) \

Definition of Cerenkov radiation

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

called also Cerenkov light

First Known Use of Cerenkov radiation

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cerenkov radiation

after P. A. cherenkov

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Cerenkov radiation

noun
variants: also Cherenkov radiation

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

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