Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 129–133 | Cite as

A computer program for activation analysis

  • J. Rantanen
  • R. J. Rosenberg
Physical Methods Section


A computer program for calculating activation analysis results is described. The program comprises two gamma spectrum analysis programs, STOAV and SAMPO and one program for calculating elemental concentrations, KVANT. STOAV is based on a simple summation of channels and SAMPO is based on fitting of mathematical functions. The programs are tested by analyzing the IAEA G-1 test spectra. In the determination of peak location SAMPO is somewhat better than STOAV and in the determination of peak area SAMPO is more than twice as accurate as STOAV. On the other hand, SAMPO is three times as expensive to use with a Cyber 170 computer as STOAV.


Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Peak Location Magnetic Tape Gamma Spectrometer Test Spectrum 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Rantanen
    • 1
  • R. J. Rosenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Reactor LaboratoryTechnical Research Centre of FinlandEspoo 15(Finland)

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