Talk:Cherenkov detector

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Merger proposal[edit]

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[edit]

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:

  • radiofrequency
  • 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):

  • threshold
  • succession of several thresholds
  • differential
  • light output
  • RICH
  • calorimetry

...waiting for your fellow authors' feedback. -- KlausFoehl (talk) 15:07, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

articles Cherenkov detector and Cherenkov radiation[edit]

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.

Waiting for other opinions. -- KlausFoehl (talk) 16:05, 19 April 2013 (UTC)