Mechanics / Electrodynamics
January 22, 2020
Cherenkov radiation; Speed of light; Frequency; Compton; Wavelength; acceleration; Newton's laws of Motion
Cherenkov radiation is the electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle (such as an electron) passes through an insulator at a constant speed greater than the speed of light in that medium. In this article, we provide a simple, concise discussion about "Cherenkov radiation" which demonstrates the characteristic blue glow of an underwater nuclear reactor.