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Universal properties of branching random walks in confined geometries

Abstract : Characterizing the occupation statistics of a radiation flow through confined geometries is key to such technological issues as nuclear reactor design and medical diagnosis. This amounts to assessing the distribution of the travelled length $\ell$ and the number of collisions $n$ performed by the underlying stochastic transport process, for which remarkably simple Cauchy-like formulas were established in the case of branching Pearson random walks with exponentially distributed jumps. In this Letter, we show that such formulas strikingly carry over to the much broader class of branching processes with arbitrary jumps, provided that scattering is isotropic and the average jump size is finite.
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  • HAL Id : hal-01062411, version 1
  • ARXIV : 1405.3228



Clélia de Mulatier, Alain Mazzolo, Andrea Zoia. Universal properties of branching random walks in confined geometries. EPL - Europhysics Letters, European Physical Society/EDP Sciences/Società Italiana di Fisica/IOP Publishing, 2014, 107, pp.30001. ⟨hal-01062411⟩



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