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Nucleonica Newsletter 2018

January 1st, 2018

Dear Nucleonica Users,
Hopefully you had a successful 2017 and a good start into the new year. For the Nucleonica Team, a major focus during the past year was on the development of a new Nucleonica landing page. In addition, a new web page (App Portal) has been specifically designed to enhance the navigation through the ever-increasing number of Nucleonica applications and tools. These web pages are based on the principles of Responsive Web Design (RWD) and are optimised for easy navigation across devices (i.e. PCs, tablets and smartphones). Through the use of filters, the user can access all Nucleonica applications and tools (“show all”) or a subset of these applications and tools based on the most recently used (“last used”), most popular (“popular”), type (“applications”, “data”, “knowledge”), etc. enabling you to find your desired application more easily and quickly.
NN_2018Nucleonica Online Applications
Again, we have extensively upgraded and re-written a wide range of applications. In particular, the following new applications have been created: Reduced Decay Schemes, Coincidence Summing Corrections++, Beta Energy Spectra, Beta Dose Rates, App Portal, CoReT Concept Repository Temperatures. Pages 2-9 describe these new developments in more detail.

Dedicated Training Courses
Introductory and advanced courses provide expert training for our users. Specialist courses on nuclear security demonstrate the power of the Nucleonica applications in this area. For more information see pages 12-13.
To enquire about Nucleonica training courses, please send an email to info@nucleonica.com.

Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart, new 10th Edition 2018
The new 10th edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart is in the final stages of preparation. Publication is planned for early 2018 to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Chart through collaboration with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. The new element names recently accepted by IUPAC have been included in the new edition. To order copies of the most recent version of the Chart, please click here. More information can be found on pages 10-11.

We Welcome your Feedback
We value the many suggestions and proposals which we received during 2017 from all our partners and users that helped us improve the platform. Three major new applications on Coincidence Summing Corrections, Beta Dose Rates, and Concept Repository Temperatures (CoReT) have been developed through collaboration with our colleagues from SCK·CEN, CERN, and the Interkantonales Labor (Switzerland), respectively.

On the following pages, this Newsletter informs you in more detail about the above developments.
I would like to thank you for your continued support and best wishes for 2018.
Sincerely yours,
Joseph Magill
Managing Director

More information…
Nucleonica Newsletter 2018
Previous Newsletters
Nucleonica Newsletter 2017
Nucleonica Newsletter 2016
Nucleonica Newsletter 2015
Nucleonica Newsletter 2014
Nucleonica Newsletter 2013
Nucleonica Newsletter 2012

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Fundamental Constants updated

November 6th, 2017

Nucleonica’s Physical Constants have been upgraded to account for recent 2016 values for fundanmental contacts. Based on state-of-the-art measurements, the updated values of the constants were prepared by the CODATA Task Group on Fundamental Constants. The recently updated constants including the Boltzmann constant, the Planck constant, the electron charge and the Avogadro constant will be included in the next 2018 CODATA publication.
PhyConst2016

More Information
Nucleonica Physical Constants wiki page
The CODATA 2017 Values of h, e, k, and NA for the Revision of the SI
P.J. Mohr, D.B. Newell, and B. N. Taylor (2016), CODATA recommended values of the fundamental physical constants: 2014, Rev. Mod. Phys. 88, 035009.

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New App Portal

October 25th, 2017

A new web page has been specifically designed to enhance the navigation through the ever-increasing number of Nucleonica applications and tools. The web page “App Portal” is based on the principles of Responsive Web Design (RWD) and Flat Design and is optimised for easy navigation on a variety of devices and window or screen size (e.g. tablets and smartphones). The new page has the following main features:
– Through the use of filters, the user can access all Nucleonica applications and tools (show all) or a subset of these applications and tools based on the most recently used (last used), most popular (popular), type (applications, data, knowledge), etc.
AppPortal-RWD– Icons are colour coded according to the categories: nuclear science applications (blue), data visualisation (green) and knowledge tools (violet). The last used nuclides (brown) have their own catergory (last nuclides).
– Each icon has the form of a box with header (similar to nuclide boxes in a nuclide chart). In the header part, a short name for the application/tool is given (e.g. DE++). In the central part of the icon, the full name of the application/tool is given (e.g. Decay Engine++).
– There is a “Classic” icon which allows users to access the previous version of the App Portal i.e. Nucleonica Classic applications page. This will be supported for a limited period to allow users to become familiar with the new App Portal page.

More information…
App Portal wiki page

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Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart Online (KNCO++) Revisited

August 22nd, 2017

The Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart Online (KNCO++) has been upgraded to provide the following new features:
– The colours used in the KNCO++ have been historically based on the modes of decay. A new colour scheme has been introduced which shows, in addition, the half-lives of the nuclides. The user can toggle between the decay modes and half-lives charts to obtain the complimentary Chart views.
KNCO_BG2Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart Online, KNCO++, with new features.
– The user can now select various pre-defined background colours to enhance the visual impact of the Chart.
– When the mouse cursor is placed over a nuclide, the nuclide box is highlighted and magnified (see example of U-238 above). On clicking on the highlighted nuclide, the Chart is zoomed to the nuclide selected thus provided a useful navigation tool.
– Literature references for the nuclide data are now availabe. A mouse right click on a nuclide opens a context menu from which a link to the references can be selected.

More info…
Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart Online wiki page

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Nucleonica Get a Quote

August 3rd, 2017

It is now possible for new users to obtain a quote for a Nucleonica licence directly from the Nucleonica landing page. The new application allows the user to select the product (Nucleonica portal, Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart Online), their organisation type (academic, government, commercial) and the number of licences being requested.
GaQAdditionally, after entering some personal details, a pdf quote can be downloaded for the user’s purchasing / finance department. After issuing a purchase order (PO) the requested product will be invoiced.

More information
Get a Quote wiki page

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JRC users now with access to the KNCO++

July 17th, 2017

All users from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) now have additional access to the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart Online (KNCO++). This has been arranged through a new license agreement from June 2017 between the JRC and Nucleonica GmbH.
KNCO_JRCThe Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart Online, KNCO++, provides the latest new and updated experimental data for ground states and isomers with structured and accurate information on the half-lives, decay modes and energies of the emitted radiations. For information on training courses on the Nucleonica portal and the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart please contact the Nucleonica Team at info@nucleonica.com.

More information
Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart Online (KNCO++) wiki page

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New Nucleonica Landing Page

June 22nd, 2017

The Nucleonica landing page at www.nucleonica.com has undergone a complete redesign to make it more compatible with tablet and mobile devices using the principles of Responsive Web Design.
NuLP1Nucleonica Landing Page at www.nucleonica.com. The main graphic shows how the page is displayed on a PC. The inset shows the page on a mobile device.

– The landing page provides links to the most important information for potential users: Applications, Pricing, Clients, KNCShop (Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart Shop). For users interested in registering for Free Restricted access, the SIGN UP NOW buttons are shown prominently. Existing users can access the portal via the login button with username and password.
– The new Landing Page features are supported by most major browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari.

More Information:
Responsive Web Design (Wikipedia)
The Landing Page description in the Nucleonica Wiki

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Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart Online – Literature references now available

May 31st, 2017

Following user requests, the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart Online (KNCO) has now been updated to provide the literature references for the nuclide chart updates in the various editions. This allows users to trace the literature references used in the nuclide data evaluation process.Pt196In the example above the references for Pt 196 are shown. From the KNCO, the nuclide Pt 196 is selected. Using the right mouse click, a Show References link leads to the latest references for this nuclide also shown above. The references are subdivided according to the edition (e.g. 10th, 9th, 8th). For each edition the entries are arranged according to Spin and Parity, Half-life, Radiations/Decay Modes, and Cross-sections.

More information
Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart Online (KNCO) wiki page

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Nucleonica website connection now secure.

March 28th, 2017

From 27 March 2017 the Nucleonica website connection has been made secure through the use of a SSL certificate. Access to nucleonica is now through https://www.nucleonica.com. Using the older link http://www.nucleonica.com will result in a redirection to the new secure link.
SecureN2Pages that need to transmit private information, such as credit cards, personal information and passwords, need to have a secure connection to help prevent attackers from stealing your information. (A secure connection will have “HTTPS” in the address bar, along with a green lock icon.)

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Insecure password warning

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Obituary Gerda Pfennig, 8.12.1930 – 16.2.2017

March 1st, 2017

Gerda Pfennig, “Mother” of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart, died on 16 February 2017 aged 86.
GerdaPfennigBorn on 8 Dec. 1930, Gerda Pfennig received her training in chemistry at the Fachschule Fresenius, Wiesbaden. In 1958, she joined the Institut für Radiochemie (Institute of Radiochemistry) of the Kernreaktor Bau- und Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (Nuclear Reactor Building and Operating Company) in Karlsruhe. The first edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart, printed in 1958 in the form of a wall chart, was created by Walter Seelmann-Eggebert and his assistant Gerda Pfennig. Since this first edition, Frau Pfennig has co-authored all editions of the Chart until the 9th Edition in 2015. During the period 2006-2012 Frau Pfennig was working at the European Commission’s Institute for Transuranium Elements on the 7th (2006) and 8th (2012) editions of the Chart. From 2012-2015 she was actively involved with Nucleonica GmbH on the 9th edition of the Chart. Her life was marked with a passion for music, tennis and the nuclide chart.
In the field of nuclear data Frau Pfennig was both conscientious and dedicated and an inspiration to her colleagues. We will always keep her in our memories.

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