The Discovery of Cherenkov Radiation and its use in the detection of extensive air showers

@article{Watson2011TheDO,
  title={The Discovery of Cherenkov Radiation and its use in the detection of extensive air showers},
  author={Alan Andrew Watson},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2011}
}
  • A. Watson
  • Published 24 January 2011
  • Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics

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