Stochastics and Nuclear Measurements

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Abstract

The term “stochastics” in the title roughly translates into “random features.” So it refers to anything related to probability theory, statistics, and, of course, stochastic processes. Some of the facts of probability and statistics, including special distributions relevant to nuclear measurements, have been summarized. Examples of the nuclear applications of stochastic processes have also been given. A separate section has been devoted to the analysis of nuclear spectra.

Keywords

Manifold Attenuation Covariance Radionuclide Convolution 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The author gratefully acknowledges Dr. Károly Süvegh’s help in doing the positron lifetime measurements for Fig. 9.13 . He also thanks Dr. György Vankó for giving permission to use his diagram in Fig. 9.20 , as well as Prof. György Michaletzky, of the Department of Probability Theory and Statistics, for his helpful advice.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of ChemistryEötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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