On the Feynman-alpha formula for fast neutrons
Paper in proceedings, 2011

In this contribution, a stochastic theory for a branching process in a neutron population with two energy levels is investigated. In particular, a variance to mean or Feynman-alpha formula is derived in this generalized scenario using the Kolmogorov forward or master equation theory for the probabilities in a system with a compound Poisson source.

Branching processes

Stochastic theory



Johan Anderson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Nuclear Engineering

Pal Lenard

Imre Pazsit

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Nuclear Engineering

Proceedings 33rd ESARDA 16-20 May, Budapest, Hungary (2011)

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