Cerenkov Radiation from Charged Particles in a Plasma in a Magnetic Field.

by William Sollfrey, Harold T. Yura

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An investigation of the possibility that electrons introduced into the geomagnetic field by high-altitude nuclear detonations could, in principle, emit Cerenkov radiation. It is concluded that earlier investigations have overestimated the energy released as Cerenkov radiation; hence, it does not appear that it provides a useful detection mechanism in relation to other mechanisms such as Synchrotron radiation.

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