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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1953
  • pp: 42–43

Beta- and Gamma-Induced Čerenkov Radiation in Water

M. A. GREENFIELD, A. NORMAN, A. H. DOWDY, and P. M. KRATZ  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 43, Issue 1, pp. 42-43 (1953)

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The spectral energy distribution of radiation from water bombarded by radium gamma-rays or P32 beta-rays is that expected for Cerenkov radiation. A solution of p32 in water furnishes a source of Cerenkov radiation which is convenient for the determination of the spectral sensitivity of photographic emulsions.

M. A. GREENFIELD, A. NORMAN, A. H. DOWDY, and P. M. KRATZ, "Beta- and Gamma-Induced Čerenkov Radiation in Water," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 43, 42-43 (1953)

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  1. L. I. Schiff, Quantum Mechanics (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1949).
  2. G. B. Collins and V. G. Reiling, Phys. Rev. 54, 499 (1938).
  3. C. E. Kenneth Mees, The Theory of Photographic Process (Macmillan Company, New York, 1948).

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