Goldberger, M. L. and Watson, K. M. (1964) Lifetime and decay of unstable particles in S-matrix theory. Physical Review, 136 (5B). B1472-B1480. ISSN 0031-899X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GOLpr64b
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An investigation is made of the possible time dependence of decay laws for unstable particles. The probability P(t) that an unstable particle has not decayed at time t is expressed in terms of S-matrix quantities. It is concluded that, contrary to popular belief, the exponential decay law P=e-Γt is only one of a discrete set of possible decay laws.
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