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It seems plainly obvious to me that Ring-imaging Cherenkov detector should be merged into Cherenkov detector. Both articles are unsourced stubs that need a lot of work, and one is a sub-category of the other. The principle of Cherenkov detection is explained to varying degrees in both. For Cherenkov detector it takes up the majority of the article!! --EvilFred (talk) 15:35, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
- I disagree. Sub-category relation in itself is no reason for merging. Ring-imaging Cherenkov detector and Cherenkov detector are valid separate articles. Certainly the latter still needs quite some TLC, while the former has been significantly expanded in the last few months. -- KlausFoehl (talk) 14:48, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
article structuring - detector aspects
I put the following aspects up for discussion...
what produces the Cherenkov light?
- Cherenkov light produced by primary particle
- Cherenkov light produced (also) by secondary particles (incoherent emission, example electromagnetic shower or coherent emission, example Askaryan effect)
what electromagnetic band is detected:
- visible light
- UV light
what information is used?
- binary signal, light/no light
- amount of light
- direction of light
and then relating to the above, what Cherenkov detector types exist (incomplete list):
- succession of several thresholds
- light output
articles Cherenkov detector and Cherenkov radiation
There are articles Cherenkov detector and Cherenkov radiation. I think that an overlap in contents is unavoidable, but I wonder: should some content in Cherenkov radiation be better placed in the Cherenkov detector article?
I do not think that the two articles should be merged.