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Is it possible to observe cerenkov radiation in lab condition?

  1. Oct 8, 2011 #1
    Either through gamma decay into electron-positron pairs or straight old beta emission?
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2011 #2

    mathman

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    Cerenkov radiation is produced when particles going close to the speed of light travel through a medium at a speed faster than the speed of light in that medium (such as electrons through water).
     
  4. Oct 8, 2011 #3
    Yeah I know, but is there a relatively simple way of producing it.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2011 #4

    Drakkith

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    That depends on what you mean by "lab conditions". I'd guess you could build a small accelerator in a small lab and observe the effects, but I really don't know for sure.
     
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