Multinomial distribution as the most likely distribution of the stoichiometric composition of stochastically formednmers
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- Nagy, S.I., Addison, A.W., Rosenthal, C.M. et al. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Articles (1990) 141: 373. doi:10.1007/BF02035804
Multinomial distribution is presented as the most likely distribution of the stoichiometric composition of stochastically formednmers. The termnmer is used in a wide sense, meaning not only the usual species in polymer chemistry, but molecules or a well defined set of neighbouring atoms in a crystal lattice as well. As a practical example the authors present the statistical interpretation of the Mössbauer spectra of ferromagnetic FeCrNi alloys. The problem discussed may also serve as a model calculation for courses on statistical thermodynamics.