Cherenkov radiation

[tʃə'rɛŋkɒf]
(also Cerenkov radiation)
noun Physics electromagnetic radiation emitted by particles moving in a medium at speeds faster than that of light in the same medium.
Origin
1940s: named after the Soviet physicist Pavel Cherenkov.

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