Cherenkov radiation

1934 Cherenkov radiation

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Pavel Cherenkov, Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Igor Tamm, Pavel Frank physics

Cherenkov radiation

Cherenkov mediums


Nothing travels faster than light in a vacuum; however, light slows down in a solid or liquid, which is why energetic electrons can travel faster.

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