Ce|ren|kov counter

Ce|ren|kov counter
Ce|ren|kov counter «chuh REHN kf»,
a device for detecting and counting the particles in the Cerenkov effect, used especially to study the behavior of high-energy particles, such as cosmic rays and atomic particles. Also, Cherenkov counter or detector.
[< P. A. Cerenkov, born 1904, a Russian physicist, who first observed the Cerenkov effect]

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