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Cherenkov radiation

noun, Physics.
1.
radiation produced by a particle passing through a medium at a speed greater than that of light through the medium.
Also, Cerenkov radiation.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; named after P. A. Cherenkov
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Cherenkov radiation

/tʃɪˈrɛŋkɒf/
noun
1.
the electromagnetic radiation produced when a charged particle moves through a medium at a greater velocity than the velocity of light in that medium
Word Origin
C20: named after Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov (1904–90), Soviet physicist
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Cherenkov radiation in Science
Cherenkov radiation  
Variant of Cerenkov radiation.
Cerenkov radiation or Cherenkov radiation  
See under Cerenkov effect.
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