Cherenkov effectChe·ren·kov effect
also Če·ren·kov effect
The emission of light by a charged particle passing through a transparent nonconducting liquid or solid material at a speed greater than the speed of light in that material.
Origin of Cherenkov effectAfter Pavel Alekseevich Cherenkov, (1904–1990), Russian physicist.
- Alternative form of Cerenkov effect.