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Re: Question Cerenkov formula (Yusuf)
Re: Feedback Re: Cerenkov formula (Gumplinger Peter)
Date: 10 Jul, 2012
From: Yusuf <Yusuf>


RegardsOn Tue, 10 Jul 2012 20:29:26 GMT, Gumplinger Peter wrote:

> > I simulated 6MeV electron beam enter a water phantom then i plot the
> > energy loss of the electron beam with z axis, and i plot the energy loss
> > in Cerenkov process in each step with z axis.
> Can you explain how you obtained 'energy loss in Cerenkov process'?

I calculated the total kinetic energy of the emitted photons in each step.

> The number of Cerenkov photons is correlated with the electron's
> velocity.

indeed, the energy radiated as Cherenkov radiation per unit distance along the electron path(i.e number of Cherenkov photons) is correlated with the electron's velocity.


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