The ChainFinder program looks for nuclide transmutation chains possible under neutron irradiation (a search for pure decay chains is available). The ways for transmutations include radioactive decay, neutron capture, fast neutron induced threshold reactions, neutron induced nuclear fission. During the chain search decay 'subbranchings' are considered also (the 'subbranching', for example: at Zr-95 beta- decay the daughter nuclide Nb-95 is formed in both the ground and metastable states).
The program allows user to search for transmutations of a given start nuclide state to produce the finish one. One has to input the start and finish chain states in the form like 'H-1', 'U-235g', 'U-235m', 'Hf-17m1', 'Hf-177m2' and then press 'Find' button.
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State Scientific Center of Russian Federation "Research Institute of Atomic Reactors"
Division of Radionuclide Sources and Preparations
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