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I normally don’t promote external sites or apps on this blog, but I’ve found an app that every nerd needs (I assume here for a moment that you, my reader, might just as well be one). You need to have Phyphox on your phone! I need…

Tom Sat, 06/04/2022 - 17:05
Cherenkov Radiation

Figure 1. Cherenkov radiation in the core of the Advanced Test Reactor [image: Argonne National Laboratory].

Cherenkov radiation is best know for the eerie blue glow in the water around the core of nuclear reactors. It was named after the Russian scientist Pavel Cherenkov, who received the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physics for its discovery. It is…

Tom Sun, 12/05/2021 - 14:18