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Cherenkov Radiation Definition

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Advanced Test Reactor and Cherenkov Radiation

Advanced Test Reactor glowing with Cherenkov radiation.

Idaho National Labs/DOE
Definition: Cherenkov radiation is the electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle moves through a dielectric medium faster than the velocity of light in the medium.
Also Known As: cerenkov radiation
Examples:
The distinctive blue glow around nuclear reactors is caused by Cherenkov radiation.

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