Archive for February, 2014

Gamma Library++

February 26th, 2014

The Gamma Library application in Nucleonica has undergone a major revision. The new version of the application, the Gamma library++ to denote the improved properties, has the following new features:
– in the main My Libraries tab, check boxes can now be used to select multiple gamma libraries. These selected libraries can then be deleted or sent to a contact in a single operation
– also in the My Libraries tab, a new column has been introduced which gives the nuclear data library (e.g. ENDF/B-VII.1, JEFF3.1, etc.) used to create the Gamma Library. Currently, the default nuclear data library is JEFF3.1. In future versions of Nucleonica, the user will have the possibility to select the nuclear data library
–  new Create/Edit tab for the user friendly creation of gamma libraries. Selected nuclides and their associated main gamma energies and emission probabilities are highlighted for easy editing and library creation
– Gamma Libraries now contain the uncertainties in the energies and emission probabilities
– a new Random Library generator (for stress testing the application) allows the user to create a gammaa library for a random mixture of (10) nuclides in a single operation. The feature allows for easy generation of gamma libraries and is particularly useful for “stress testing” purposes
–  new Gamma Signature tab shows a graph of the library peaks. The peaks are colour coded according to nuclide
– new Upload tab for uploading libraries. This features is restricted to uploading xml files which have been previously created and downloaded (e.g. for backup purposes, sending a library to a colleague, etc.)
– the Options tab has been extended and allows the user to a) choose the nuclaar data library to be used (currently JEFF3.1 and 8 TORI), b) show the uncertainties in the energies and emission probabilites, c) select a format for library downloading (Genie 2000, GammaVision, Identify, xml), d) set rules for peak selection for high and low resolution detectors.

More information…
Gamma Library++ wiki page

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Nuclide Mixtures++

February 5th, 2014

The Nuclide Mixtures application – one of the most powerful tools in Nucleonica – has undergone a major revision. The new version of the application, now called Nuclide Mixtures++, has the following new features:
– a new paging feature has been introduced for better management of nuclides and mixtures. When the numbers of nuclides in a mixtures is greater than about 20, this new feature allows the user to scroll through the component nuclides by paging. Also when the number of nuclide mixtures is greater than 20, paging can be used to scroll through the entire list of mixtures.
– a new Radiations tab has been introduced to show the “handling” properties for a mixture and its component nuclides. In particular, the gamma dose rate, the heat rate (isotopic power) and the neutron emission rate are given for each nuclide and the total rates for the mixture.
– a new Options tab has been inroduced which allows the user to choose the various quantities shown in the Radiations tab.
                                   New Radiations tab in the Nuclide Mixtures++

– a new feature – Generate Random Mixture – allows the user to creat a random mixture of (10) nuclides in a single operation. The feature allows for easy random generation of nuclide mixtures and is particularly useful for “stress testing” the various Nucleonica applications.
– in the main My Mixtures tab, the check boxes can now be used to select multiple nuclide mixtures. These can then be deleted in a single operation using the Delete selection button.
– In the My Mixtures summary tab, a new column has been introduced which gives the nuclear data library (e.g. ENDF/B-VII.1, JEFF3.1, etc) used to create the Nuclide Mixture. Currently, the default nuclear data library is JEFF3.1. In future versions of Nucleonica, the user will have the possibility to select the nuclear data library.

More information…
Nuclide Mixtures++ wiki page
Import datafiles into the Nuclide Mixtures application
Send your Nuclide Mixture(s) to a Colleague…
Nuclide Mixtures now with Elements
New Nuclides Mixtures Module in Nucleonica

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