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A low-energy Cherenkov glow

Hyperbolic metamaterials are shown to enable the emission of Cherenkov radiation from low-energy charged particles travelling at slow speeds. The achievement could lead to new forms of light sources and detectors.

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Figure 1: Radiative channels for the Cherenkov effect.


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Silveirinha, M. A low-energy Cherenkov glow. Nature Photon 11, 269–271 (2017).

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