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Cherenkov radiation: from discovery to RICH

 a, b
a Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prosp. 53, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
b National Research Nuclear University ‘MEPhI’, Kashirskoe shosse 31, Moscow, 115409, Russian Federation

The history of the discovery of the Cherenkov radiation is reviewed. Its early observations at particle accelerators and in cosmic rays are described and how it forms is qualitatively discussed. The types and high energy physics applications of Cherenkov detectors are briefly described.
110th anniversary of the birth of P.A. Cherenkov (Scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 17 December 2014)

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Keywords: Cherenkov radiation, Cherenkov detectors, particle accelerators, cosmic rays, classical electrodynamics, electron, proton
PACS: 01.30.Bb, 01.65.+g, 29.40.Ka, 41.60.Bq (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0185.201505f.0502
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2015/5/e/
Citation: Bashmakov Yu A "Cherenkov radiation: from discovery to RICH" Phys. Usp. 58 467–471 (2015)
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17th, December 2014

Оригинал: Башмаков Ю А «Черенковское излучение: от открытия до создания и применения черенковских детекторов» УФН 185 502–506 (2015); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0185.201505f.0502

P.A. Cerenkov is author of Physics-Uspekhi

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