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May 23, 2008


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)

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