Simulation for Time-Series Analysis of Actinium-225
radioactive decay, time-series analysis, secular equilibrium, batesman equation, differential equations, monte carlo, python
Type of Submission
This report describes the development of a script programmed in the Python language designed to simulate radioactive decay using Monte Carlo methods. This is to conduct analysis on the equilibrium behavior of a specific radioactive decay chain, replacing the traditional method of deriving a mathematical representation via differential equations. The resulting script produces a stacked histogram illustrating the decay of Actinium-225 over time and more closely models the potential for irregularities in the natural phenomenon. The script has potential applications in nuclear imaging and medical physics.
"Developing a Monte Carlo Simulation for Time-Series Analysis of Actinium-225 Decay,"
Journal of the Advanced Undergraduate Physics Laboratory Investigation: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: http://opus.ipfw.edu/jaupli/vol2/iss1/2