A new test for random events of an exponential distribution
Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, Planckstraße 1, 64291, Darmstadt, Germany
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Revised: 10 April 2000
Published online: 15 May 2000
A new statistical test procedure is described to evaluate whether a set of radioactive-decay data is compatible with the assumption that these data originate from the decay of a single radioactive species. Criteria to detect contributions from other radioactive species and from different event sources are given. The test is applicable to samples of exponential distributions with two or more events.
PACS: 02.50.-r Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics – / 06.20.Dk Measurement and error theory – / 23.90.+w Other topics in radioactive decay and in-beam spectroscopy –
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