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May 23, 2008

FTL?

srikanth @ 11:43 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1211586206 ) Play

What is the name of this sci-fi-ish effect that occurs in some conditions, especially in nuclear reactors?

The effect is named after this chap:

Cracked by: varuns88 , akhi , udupendra , alahk_niranjan , Goyal , yaksha , priyananda and Prasad.

Answer: Cherenkov Radiation.

Happens when a particle travels through a medium faster than the speed of light in that medium (it’s only the speed of light in a vacuum that’s an unbeatable upper limit)


8 Responses to “FTL?”

  1. varuns88
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    Cherenkov Radiation


  2. akhi
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    Cherenkov radiation.


  3. udupendra
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    Cherenkov radiation – easy if you know.


  4. alahk_niranjan

    it is cherenkov effect

    the man is Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov


  5. Goyal
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    Cherenkov Effect


  6. yaksha
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    Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov
    blue glow effect popular as
    Čerenkov radiation


  7. priyananda

    Cerenkov Radiation named after Pavel Cerenkov


  8. Prasad

    Cherenkov Effect named after Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov.


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