Activity computer program for calculating ion irradiation activation

Published: 19-12-2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/5kvtk253ng.1
Ben Palmer,
Brian Connolly,
Mark Read


A computer program, Activity, was developed to predict the activity and gamma lines of materials irradiated with an ion beam. It uses the TENDL (Koning and Rochman, 2012) proton reaction cross section database, the Stopping and Range of Ions in Matter (SRIM) (Biersack et al., 2010) code, a Nuclear Data Services (NDS) radioactive decay database (Sonzogni, 2006) and an ENDF gamma decay database (Herman and Chadwick, 2006). An extended version of Bateman’s equation is used to calculate the activity at time t, and this equation is solved analytically, with the option to also solve by numeric inverse Laplace Transform as a failsafe. The program outputs the expected activity and gamma lines of the activated material.