NADA92: An automated, user-friendly program for neutron activation data analysis

S. Landsberger, W. D. Cizek, R H Campbell

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We have developed a highly automated program for the analysis of data from neutron activation analysis (NAA). Spectral analysis is done using almost any common MCA employing regions of interest or peak-fitting routine of the user's choice. A wide variety of data entry possibilities is available, from fully manual data entry to an automatic mode where the user enters all necessary data in a tabular format and the computer calculated the results. The resulting data can be automatically imported into a LOTUS 1-2-3 compatible spreadsheet for statistical analysis. All of the features of previous versions of NADA have been retained. These include a variety of methods for dead-time correction, correction of spectral and nuclear interferences, and a complete, concise hard-copy output. Future improvements include a routine which will automatically select regions-of-interest for spectra in ORTEC Maestro, thus reducing the processing time needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-63
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Articles
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry


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