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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cerenkov Effect

These are pictures of my friend "Mr. Dan" moving fuel rods at a nuclear power plant.
The blue glow is called the Cerenkov Effect. It's caused by charged particles passing through water at the speed of light.
Besides safety glasses and a plastic suit, that water (about 10' of it) is all that separated him from instant death.

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