Cerenkov radiation


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Čerenkov radiation

n.

Ce•ren′kov radia`tion

(tʃəˈrɛŋ kɔf, -kɒf, -ˈrɛn-)
n.
radiation produced by a particle passing through a medium at a speed greater than that of light through the medium.
[1935–40; after P. A. Cerenkov (born 1904), Russian physicist]
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Vaselago had introduced the concept of negative refractive index materials (left handed materials (LHM)) in 1968 [1] which exhibits a negative refractive index due to the simultaneous negative permeability and permittivity and these materials have electromagnetic properties such as negative refraction, reversed Doppler shift and reversed Cerenkov radiation.
Particles that travel faster than light in these substances give off energy known as Cerenkov radiation.
If energetic enough, this particle will travel faster than light in the water and give rise to a shock wave of blue light called Cerenkov radiation.