Cyclotron Radiation is radiation emitted by a charged particle
when it is accelerated and traveling at less than
It can be generated in Magnetic Fields in space.
- A spike in the spectrum at the Frequency of the particle's orbit, i.e., the Cyclotron Frequency.
- Harmonics at integral factors.
- Polarization characteristics dependent upon the directions of observation and of the magnetic field.
The period of the particle's orbit is inversely proportional
to the magnetic field, making such radiation a means
detecting characteristics of magnetic fields.
Radiation from near-light-speed charged particles is called