Limitations of Poisson statistics in describing radioactive decay.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES The assumption that nuclear decays are governed by Poisson statistics is an approximation. This approximation becomes unjustified when data acquisition times longer than or even comparable with the half-lives of the radioisotope in the sample are considered. In this work, the limits of the Poisson-statistics approximation are investigated… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2015.08.015

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