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High energy electromagnetic processes in amorphous and inhomogeneous media

Institute of Physics Research, Armenian Academy of Sciences, Ashtarak, Armenia

This review covers the results of experimental and theoretical investigations of radiative electromagnetic processes in amorphous and inhomogeneous media obtained after the monograph [1] came out. Bremsstrahlung with the inclusion of the Landau-Pomeranchuk effect, the longitudinal density effect, Ginzburg-Frank transition radiation, and other underlying effects are discussed. Also considered are radiative processes involving optical and γ -ray radiation occurring because of fluctuations of the medium parameters or other types of inhomogeneities in the passage of a uniformly moving charged particle through a medium. The review is intended for a wide circle of readers: experimenters, theorists, and senior students.

Text can be downloaded in Russian. English translation is available on IOP Science.
PACS: 34.50.Dy, 41.20.−q, 41.60.−m (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU2003v046n12ABEH001368
Citation: Ter-Mikhaelyan M L "High energy electromagnetic processes in amorphous and inhomogeneous media" Phys. Usp. 46 1231–1252 (2003)
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Оригинал: Тер-Микаелян М Л «Электромагнитные процессы при высоких энергиях в аморфных и неоднородных средах» УФН 173 1265–1286 (2003); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0173.200312a.1265

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