Rad Calc III: Radioanalysis calculation program for plutonium and americium determination

Blackadar, J. M.; Wong, A. S.; Stalnaker, N. D.; Willerton, J. R.
July 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 532 Issue 1, p324
Academic Journal
The radiochemistry team of the Analytical Chemistry Group has supported nuclear materials production and management programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory since the 1940s. Routinely, plutonium and americium contents in various matrices (such as metals, oxides, process solutions, and waste streams) are determined by direct alpha and gamma analyses. Over the years, analysts have written a number of computer programs to calculate analytical results. In 1999, the program was enhanced and upgraded to produce Rad Calc III. The new program, written in Visual Basic 4.0, corrects limitations of previous versions, offers enhanced features, and incorporates user suggestions to customize the program and make it more user friendly. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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