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Subluminal Cherenkov radiation

  1. Jul 5, 2003 #1
    Does anyone have any more information on the following (I haven't looked yet)?

    http://www.physicstoday.org/pt/vol-54/iss-3/p9.html [Broken]
    Last edited by a moderator: May 1, 2017
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  3. Jul 7, 2003 #2
    You seem to have mentioned all there is to
    know about it. One important thing is that
    only charged particles can release it.

    All I can tell you is that they use that cone
    of light from Cherenkov Radiation to detect
    nuetrinos, which are normally extremely hard
    to detect because of their very low mass and
    zero charge.

    Look up how the Super Kamiokande detector works,
    and that should explain quite alot about how
    they put this radiation to use.
  4. Jul 12, 2003 #3
    Am I misreading that or are they saying that charged particles don't even need to move faster than the speed of light in that medium to emit the radiation? What are relativistic dipoles?

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