Questions tagged [cherenkov-radiation]

the electromagnetic shock-wave due to a charged particle traveling through a medium faster than the speed of light in that medium.

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Trouble with Classical Derivation of Cherenkov Radiation Mechanism — Magnetic Field Intensity

I've been going through a translation of Frank and Tamm's original theory on Cherenkov radiation published by Jelley in 1958, and the bottom line is that I'm stuck on one of the intuitive leaps that ...
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Can gravitational waves produce “sonic boom”?

I've heard that a fast moving object such as a jet plane traveling much faster than speed of sound can produce shockwaves which is also known as sonic boom, also Cherenkov radiation is produce by ...
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Cherenkov Radiation Spectra

I've been looking into the Cherenkov effect recently and in particular I've been trying to plot an approximation of the spectra for photons emitted by it. However, I seem to run into a couple ...
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Cherenkov radiation relativistic correction

I have to write a paper on Cherenkov detection. And got a bit of an issue on the relativistic particle/recoil correction of the Cherenkov angle formula. Normaly $$cos( \theta_c) = \frac{1}{n\beta} $$...
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Can a particle be identified when one knows $\left<dE/dx\right>$ and the Cherenkov angle $\theta_c$?

I have a question about if it would be possible to identify a particle by measuring the energy loss due to ionization $\langle dE/dx\rangle$ and the Cherenkov angle $\theta_c$. I assume that we know ...
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Cherenkov radiation in Schwarzschild metrics

As we know, a particle radiate if it's velocity greather then the speed of light in media (Cherenkov radiation). Also, we know the Schwarzschild metric acts on electromagnetic fields like media with $\...