Quality Assurance of Computer Programs for Photopeak Integration in Activation Analysis

Kaj Heydorn

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    Abstract

    The purpose of a computer program for quantitative activation analysis is basically to produce information on the ratio of radioactive decays of a specific radio-nuclide observed by a detector from two alternative sources. It is assumed that at least one of the sources is known to contain the radionuclide in question, and qualitative analysis is therefore needed only to the extent that the decay characteristics of this radionuclide could be confused with those of other possible radionuclides, thus interfering with its determination. The quality of these computer programs can only be assured by independent verification of the precision and accuracy of results produced under a variety of conditions covering the entire range of intended applications. Such verification is only possible when the random uncertainty of the final result is expressed as a standard deviation
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAmerican Nuclear Society. Transactions
    Volume28
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)7-8
    ISSN0003-018X
    Publication statusPublished - 1978

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