Spin Polarization Effects in Cherenkov Radiation
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Relativistic quantum mechanics is applied to calculate the transition amplitudes of Cherenkov radiation to first order in perturbation theory, for a spin polarized relativistic particle. Effects related to the spin polarization are derived, and are shown to have a potential for experimental detection greater than that of the effects arising from the established relativistic treatment of Cherenkov radiation.