Data reduction in the 100 mg $sup 252$Cf activation analysis facility at the Savannah River Laboratory Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Data reduction in the 100 mg $sup 252$Cf activation analysis facility at the Savannah River Laboratory

Creator

  • Author: Bowman, W.W.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: MacMurdo, K.W.
    Creator Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: Savannah River Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Aiken, South Carolina
    Additional Info: Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) and Co., Aiken, S.C. (USA). Savannah River Lab.

Date

  • Creation: 1975-01-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The automated absolute activation analysis technique developed at the Savannah River Laboratory is based on the ability to predict neutron capture reaction rates from tabulated cross sections and neutron spectra accurately calculated for the 100-mg $sup 252$Cf source. A series of computer programs comprises the data reduction system which: (1) reduces the gamma-ray spectra to lists of photopeak energies, areas, and statistical errors for all significant photopeaks, (2) assigns each gamma ray to the appropriate activation product by comparing experimental to tabulated gamma-ray energy, (3) converts each photopeak area into an elemental concentration using the experimental timing data, calculated reaction rates, detector efficiency, and activation product spectroscopic data in the absolute activation master equation. The data reduction system requires about one second of IBM 360-195 CPU time for the conversion of each 4096 channel spectrum into a qualitative and quantitative list of elemental composition. The accuracy of the algorithm is better than +- 15 percent for most elements. (auth)
  • Physical Description: 15 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: Automation
  • Keyword: *Activation Analysis-- Data Processing
  • Keyword: Savannah River Plant
  • Keyword: N40110* --Chemistry--Analytical & Separations Chemistry-- Activation & Nuclear Reaction Procedures
  • Keyword: Computer Codes
  • Keyword: Neutron Reactions
  • Keyword: Californium 252
  • Keyword: Neutron Sources
  • Keyword: Accuracy
  • STI Subject Categories: 400101* --Chemistry--Analytical & Separations Chemistry-- Activation & Nuclear Reaction Procedures

Source

  • Conference: International nuclear and atomic activation analysis conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA, 14 Oct 1975

Collection

  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Report No.: DP-MS--75-38
  • Report No.: CONF-751009--3
  • Grant Number: AT(07-2)-1
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4166750
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc863161

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