Cherenkov and Transition Radiation: Detectors for PID and Neutrinos

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


Cherenkov and Transition Radiation are forms of interaction of radiation with matter that are actively exploited for their unique features. The uniqueness arises from the strong dependence of these mechanisms on the relativistic \(\gamma \) of the interacting particle. Hence particle identification (PID) is the main advantage in exploiting such fascinating effects. The capability of detecting elusive particles such as the neutrinos has also been significantly advanced in the past decades thanks to the detection of Cherenkov light from the neutrino interaction chain, and this is the topic of the last section.


Transition Radiation Silica Aerogel Time Projection Chamber Cherenkov Radiation Drift Chamber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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