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  1. Cherenkov radiation is also used to characterize the remaining radioactivity of spent fuel rods.
  2. Cherenkov radiation is the electromagnetic analogue of the sonic boom, though Cherenkov radiation is a shockwave set up in the electromagnetic field.
  3. Cherenkov radiation is commonly used in experimental particle physics for particle identification.
  4. Cherenkov radiation is used to detect high-energy charged particles.

Blue Glow

  1. The characteristic "blue glow" of nuclear reactors is due to Cherenkov radiation.

Visible Light

  1. In some cases it may lead to secondary emission of visible light upon interaction with matter, as in Cherenkov radiation and radioluminescence.


  1. The tubes detect the flashes of Cherenkov radiation produced when the neutrinos interact with the water.


  1. Since they would move faster than the speed of light in the vacuum, they should produce Cherenkov radiation.
  2. Particles moving through a medium faster than the speed of light in that medium can produce visible Cherenkov radiation.

Second Edition

  1. This second edition has been revised; sections on Cherenkov radiation and radiation protection have been updated and extended.

Sonic Boom

  1. This creates a cone of light known as Cherenkov radiation, which is the optical equivalent to a sonic boom.

Cherenkov Radiation

  1. Cherenkov radiation (P.A. Cherenkov) Radiation emitted by a massive particle which is moving faster than light in the medium through which it is travelling.
  2. The black line is the shock wave of Cherenkov radiation (analogous to a sonic boom), shown only in one moment of time.


  1. Sonic Boom
  2. Massive Particle
  3. Black Line
  4. Analysis > Tests > Experiments > Experimental Particle Physics
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