(also Cherenkov radiation)
noun[mass noun] Physics
Electromagnetic radiation emitted by particles moving in a medium at speeds faster than that of light in the same medium.
More example sentences
- To clarify your question a little, only electrically charged particles emit Cerenkov radiation.
- When neutrinos passing through the heavy water interact with deuterium nuclei, flashes of light, called Cerenkov radiation, are emitted.
- Neutrinos bouncing off of electrons would also produce Cherenkov radiation at lower energies, so Koshiba modified the design.
Definition of Cerenkov radiation in:
- The US English dictionary