Nobel prize to P. A. Cerenkov awarded in 1958. Co-winners I. M. Frank and I. E. Tamm "for the discovery and the interpretation of the Cerenkov effect''
Cerenkov, P.A.; Visible Emission of Clean Liquids by Action of Radiation
Doklady Akad. Nauk SSSR 2 (1934) 451;
Reprinted in Selected Papers of Soviet Physicists, Usp. Fiz. Nauk 93 (1967) 385.
V sbornike: Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov: Chelovek i Otkrytie pod redaktsiej A. N. Gorbunova i E. P. Cherenkovoj, M.,"Nauka,'' 1999, s. 149-153.
In due course of investigations of luminescence invoked in uranil salt solutions by -rays we have found that all used purified liquids (20 liquids), when irradiated by -rays, produce a weak visible light. This phenomenon is not connected with contaminations, as experiments with liquids of different purity showed.
Related references More (later) information appears in I. E. Tamm and I. M. Frank, Doklady Akad. Nauk SSSR 14 (1937) 107;
See also S. I. Vavilov, Doklady Akad. Nauk SSSR 2 (1934) 457;
P. A. Cerenkov, Bull. l'Acad. Sci. l'URSS 7 (1933) 919;
?. Newcommer, Journ. Amer. Chem. Soc 42 (1920) 1997;
First evidence for Vavilov- Cerenkov radiation.