Here is are some additional features in the new Decay Engine++:
Archive for February, 2013
As announced in the recent Nucleonica Newsletter, we are currently upgrading most of the applications with a view to improving user-friendliness and calculation / response times. This means in practice fewer calls to the webserver and more emphasis on local client side computing. The first module incorporating these new features is the Decay Engine++ which we have now released for our Premium users. The name has been changed to Decay Engine++ to distinguish it from the previous version (which we will continue to support for a few months).
The main improvement are summarised as follows:
1. A new highly efficient algorithm is used in the Decay Engine++. Details of the algorithm have recently been published in Annals of Nuclear Energy.
4. A new Options tab has been developed for selecting the mode of operation and the quantities to be shown in the output datagrid. The Options are now colour coded according to the type of data (general quantities, handling, disintegrations) for ease of selection of the appropriate quantities.
5. A new Decay “Tree” tab has been developed which shows a decay tree of the decay processes (number of nodes, nuclides, and linear chains, etc.).
6. The output activities can now be normalised to the parent or any of the daughters. This is of interest, for example, in nuclear forensics where the “age” of a material depends on these dimensionless ratios.
7. The Decay Engine++ has been tested successfully with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari browsers. It runs also on the Internet Explorer (IE) but only on version 9 and above (it does not run on IE8 – no support for SVG).