RSICC CODE PACKAGE PSR-545
1. NAME AND TITLE
NUCHART: Nuclear Properties and Decay Data Chart of Nuclides.
Physics Section, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Aus tria, through the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.
3. CODING LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER
Visual Basic; PC (P00545IBMPC00). NEADB package identifier is IAEA1320/01.
4. NATURE OF PROBLEM SOLVED
NUCHART displays nuclear decay data graphically on a PC and, includes a search routine for assigning gamma-ray energies to radionuclides. The numerical data included in NUCHART were taken from the online database "NUDAT" Version of March 1994. The following information is presented: (1) Nuclide information: for each nuclide, abundance, mass excess, (main) decay mode, half-life and uncertainty, branching ratio, decay Q; (2) decay radiation: for each nuclide, tables of radiation energy, intensity and equivalent dose for the 5 most intense decay radiations of beta+, beta-, conversion electrons, gammas, alphas and x-rays, including electron Augers; (3) adopted gammas: for each nuclide, table containing energy, relative intensity, energy level of the main gamma lines and year of publication in Nuclear Data Sheets; (4) search gamma energies: for a specified interval of gamma energies all know gamma lines and their nuclides are displayed; the database contains 132,000 gamma lines; (5) a search mode by specific nuclide is also available.
For the latest data and online tools for viewing the data, see NuDat 2.4 on the NNDC and IAEA NDS websites: http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/ and http://www-nds.iaea.org/.
5. METHOD OF SOLUTION
NUCHART is an interactive Visual Basic type file system for windows. Information is retrieved in a "point-and-click" mode using a mouse.
6. RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS
7. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
All test cases displayed in seconds on a Pentium PC.
8. COMPUTER HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
NUCHART runs on Windows PCs and consumes approximately 10Mb of disk space.
9. COMPUTER SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
PC running Windows.
10.a included in documentation:
V. Osorio and H. Peraza, “Chart of the Nuclides, NUCHART for Windows version 1.2,” IAEA-NDS-161 (June 1995).
10.b background reference:
C.L. Dunford and T.W. Burrows, “NUDAT”, IAEA-NDS-150 Rev. 94/9, chap. 8, Vienna (1994).
11. CONTENTS OF CODE PACKAGE
The package contains the references listed above in Section 10.a and the database, which is transmitted on one CD in a compressed Windows file.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
KEYWORDS: DATABASE; RADIOACTIVE DECAY SPECTRA