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The boundary conditions in which Poisson statistics can be applied in nuclear spectrometry are investigated . Improved formulas for the uncertainty of nuclear counting with deadtime and pulse pileup are presented. A comparison is made between the expected statistics uncertainty for loss-free counting, fixed live-time and fixed real-time measurements.

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Authors: IRMM, ;JRC-Geel(BE),
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 10th International Conference on Modern Trends in Activation Analysis, Bethesda (US), 19-23rd April (1999)
Availability: Available from Publications and Public Relations Unit, Ispra (IT)
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