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

  • Cherenkov, Pavel Alekseevich 1904-1990. Russian physicist. He shared a 1958 Nobel Prize for work leading to the development of a cosmic-ray counter.


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  • I expect Cherenkov is right, but it would be nice to think he, or some part of him is someplace better.

    A Spiritual Question From An Atheist « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • The IceCube Observatory is designed to detect a blue light, called Cherenkov radiation, created by the nuclear reactions of individual neutrinos crashing into ice atoms.


  • The American nuclear power has long been green with envy or should that be blue, like Cherenkov radiation? as it gazed longingly at countries that didn't regulate nuclear reactors as carefully as the United States - countries like ... well, like Japan.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Fukushima USA: Hell or High Water

  • What Cherenkov does not seem to understand is that proof is not required to believe.

    A Spiritual Question From An Atheist « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • This wave is the visible Cherenkov light, the spooky radiation glow that you might have seen from the water around nuclear reactors or storage of radioactive materials.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • As people like to point out Cherenkov radiation is analogous to a sonic boom, but I suspect most people don't think enough about sonic booms for this to be very helpful.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • The flash of blue the author is talking about is Cherenkov light.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • The light sensors in the detector volume will observe the arrival time and the intensity of the emitted Cherenkov light from the muon.

    High Energy Neutrinos from Cosmos

  • Since the neutrinos are electrically neutral they will not emit Cherenkov light, but the charged particles produced by the interaction will emit light.

    High Energy Neutrinos from Cosmos

  • AMANDA neutrino telescopes have proven that the technique of large Cherenkov detectors is mature and ready to be used to search for high energy neutrinos from the cosmos.

    High Energy Neutrinos from Cosmos


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