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 (such as electrons) traversing a transparent medium at a speed greater than that of light in the same medium —called also Cerenkov light

Origin and Etymology of cerenkov radiation

P. A. Cherenkov


Medical Dictionary

Cerenkov radiation

noun Ce·ren·kov radiation
variants: also

Cherenkov 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


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