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Cerenkov effect

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The emission of light by a charged particle passing through a transparent nonconducting liquid or solid material at a speed greater than the speed of light in that material.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The emission of light (Cerenkov radiation) that occurs when a charged particle passes through an insulator at a speed greater than the speed of light in that medium; the characteristic blue glow from a nuclear reactor.

Etymologies

After Pavel Alekseevich Cherenkov.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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