Cerenkov effect

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  • IPA(key): /tʃɛˈɹɛŋkəf ɛˈfɛkt/

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Cerenkov effect (uncountable)

  1. (physics) 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.

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