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Article Contents
1 Introduction
2 Basics of phase self-calibration
3 Probability distribution of the visibilities due to pure noise
4 Probability of generating a spurious source from pure noise
5 Dependence of the flux density of the spurious source on the characteristics of the observations
6 Tests of the reliability of a source detection from noisy data
7 Conclusions

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