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NESC9658 ALPHA/AMPU.

ALPHA/AMPU, Radionuclide Radioactivity from Alpha Spectrometer Measurements

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  ALPHA/AMPU.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
ALPHA/AMPU NESC9658/01 Tested 20-NOV-1990

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NESC9658/01 IBM PC IBM PC
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

The two computer programs, ALPHA and AMPU, take raw data obtained from alpha spectrometry and from these calculate activities and uncertainties of the radionuclides present in the sample. ALPHA determines activities of  any alpha emitter in a sample that has been directly precipitated with NdF3. AMPU determines the Pu239, Pu238,and AM241 activities using Pu236 and Am243 tracers.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

These programs propagate all random and systematic uncertainties, found anywhere in the experimental process, to the final result. The result is rounded and is in decimal agreement with the uncertainty.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM:  In ALPHA, a chemical yield of 98% is assumed.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NESC9658/01 20-NOV-1990 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES:
NESC9658/01, included references:
- P. Quincy:
  Sample Output Listing (March 26, 1986)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NESC9658/01 BASIC
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  DOS 2.1.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

All data for standard solutions, counting efficiencies, etc. are included in the program source and must be modified as appropriate.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS: , D.S. Sill, EG&G Idaho, Inc.
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NESC9658/01
File name File description Records
NESC9658_01.001 Information file 60
NESC9658_01.002 ALPHA Source Program (GW-BASIC Format) 0
NESC9658_01.003 AMPU Source Program (GW-BASIC format) 0
NESC9658_01.004 DOS file-names 4
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17. CATEGORIES
  • O. Experimental Data Processing

Keywords: alpha spectra, radioactivity, spectrometers.