From the history of physics

A conceptual history of the Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation

The evolution of ideas on the nature of the Vavilov--Cherenkov radiation is discussed. The period between Vavilov's ideas, advanced in 1934, and the formulation of a quantitative theory of the phenomenon in 1937 is surveyed.

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PACS: 01.60.+q, 01.30.−y, 01.65.+g, 41.60.Bq (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU1984v027n05ABEH004300
Citation: Frank I M "A conceptual history of the Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation" Sov. Phys. Usp. 27 385–395 (1984)
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Оригинал: Франк И М «Развитие представлений о природе излучения Вавилова — Черенкова» УФН 143 111–127 (1984); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0143.198405d.0111

S.I. Vavilov and P.A. Cherenkov are authors of Physics-Uspekhi

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