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DLC-0202 ZZ-NUCDECAYCALC.

ZZ NUCDECAYCALC, Nuclear Decay Data for Radiation Dosimetry Calculation for ICRP

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION:  ZZ-NUCDECAYCALC.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
ZZ-NUCDECAYCALC DLC-0202/01 Arrived 17-JAN-2002

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
DLC-0202/01 PC-80586
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3. DESCRIPTION OR FUNCTION

The Dosimetry Research Group (DRG) of the Health Sciences Research Division at ORNL has for several years maintained data bases of nuclear decay data for use in dosimetric calculations. The data on mean and unique energy plus intensity have been previously published, in abridged form, in Publication 38 of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP 1983).

This data base was designed to address the needs in medical, environmental, and occupational radiation protection. DLC-172/NUCDECAY is required by the CCC-620/SEECAL program to calculate age-dependent specific effective energies.
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4. METHODS

The unabridged data used in preparing ICRP Publication 38 are distributed in electronic form in this package. The collection consists of data on the energies and intensities of radiations emitted by the 825 radionuclides reported, although abridged, in ICRP Publication 38 plus an additional 13 radionuclides evaluated during preparation of a monograph for the Medical Internal Radiation Dose (MIRD) Committee of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. Each collection is contained in an ASCII file (INDEXR.DAT) which is a sorted list of the radionuclides containing the decay chain information.

The utility code DecayCalc extracts the decay data from the library for radionuclide(s) specified by the user. It computes the activities of radionuclides present after decay and ingrowth over a user-specified time period from 1 minute to 50 years. Decay data for any decay chain may be displayed and printed either in tabular form or graphically. DecayCalc, in a slightly modified version, will be a part of CCC-553/Rascal v3.
DecayCalc is a Windows application that runs under Microsoft Windows 95 or 98, or Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later. The Compac Fortran 77 compiler was used to compile the code. The full source for DecayCalc is not provided but will be distributed when Rascal V3 is released.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME: The code is interactive.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES
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8. RELATED OR AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

DecayCalc Version 1.0.0: Decay Calculator for DLC-172/NucDecay Data.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
DLC-0202/01 17-JAN-2002 Masterfiled Arrived
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10. REFERENCES

  
- K.F. Eckerman, R.J.Westfall, J.C. Ryman, M.Cristy,
"Nuclear Decay Data files of the Dosimetry Research Group"
ORNL/TM-12350 (December 1993).
DLC-0202/01, included references:
- A.L. Sjoreen;
"Decay Calculator"
(March 2000) to be published as part of the Rascal V3 documentation.
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11. HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
DLC-0202/01 FORTRAN-77
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:  ASCII; Pentium running Windows 95/98/NT (D00202PC58600).
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHOR

Contributed by: Radiation Safety Information Computational Center
                Oak Ridge National Laboratory
                Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Developed by:   Oak Ridge National Laboratory
                Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
DLC-0202/01
DecayCalc.CAB
DecayCalc.wpd  Info on running DecayCalc
setup.exe  Installation program
SETUP.LIS  required by setup.exe
Readme.rsi   Information file
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17. CATEGORIES
  • Z. Data.

Keywords: calculations, data library, radiation, radioactive decay.