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Techniques of Large Scale Processing of Counting Data; Les techniques d'exploitation a grande echelle des donnees de comptage; Tekhnika obrabotki dannykh izmerenij, provodyashchejsya v bol'shikh masshtabakh; Tecnicas de tratamiento en gran escala de los datos obtenidos en el recuento

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Abstract

The problems of a laboratory performing over 10.000 radionuclide analyses per year each of which requires a high degree of accuracy, but below that required in absolute standardization, call for special requirements in data handling and in data processing. Typical measurements involve mixtures of {alpha} emitters and multi-channel pulse-height analyses, 2 {pi} and 4 {pi} {beta} counting, {pi}-{gamma} coincidence measurements. Efficient use of instruments for measuring low levels of activity is achieved by the technique of multi-plexing with magnetic tape storage and read-out. Arithmetical errors, particularly the troublesome ones involving inadvertent transposition of digits is virtually eliminated by the use of electronic calculators. In one typical operation involving a mixture of known nuclides, the gross counting data are fed into a machine which prints (reads-out) the answer on an electric typewriter. Alternatively, the results, if from a spectrometer, can be automatically plotted on an X-Y graph for further interpretive analysis. Block diagrams illustrating the sequence of steps are presented. Decay corrections are easily handled by discarding the concept of the Gregorian calendar and employing instead a vear in which the days are numbered consecutively beginning at midnight of the night of 31 December - 1 January, Greenwich Mean Time. For  More>>
Authors:
Manov, G G; Eads, D L [1] 
  1. Reactor Monitoring Center, Tracerlab Inc., Richmond, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Jun 15, 1960
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on Metrology of Radionuclides, Vienna (Austria), 14-16 Oct 1959; Other Information: 3 figs., 3 tabs.; Related Information: In: Metrology of Radionuclides. Proceedings of a Symposium| 488 p.
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ACCURACY; CALCULATORS; DATA PROCESSING; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; ERRORS; ISOTOPES; MAGNETIC TAPES; MIXTURES; PHOTOGRAPHY; STANDARDIZATION
OSTI ID:
22025764
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA12R0150113057
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 103-115
Announcement Date:
Jan 17, 2013

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Manov, G G, and Eads, D L. Techniques of Large Scale Processing of Counting Data; Les techniques d'exploitation a grande echelle des donnees de comptage; Tekhnika obrabotki dannykh izmerenij, provodyashchejsya v bol'shikh masshtabakh; Tecnicas de tratamiento en gran escala de los datos obtenidos en el recuento. IAEA: N. p., 1960. Web.
Manov, G G, & Eads, D L. Techniques of Large Scale Processing of Counting Data; Les techniques d'exploitation a grande echelle des donnees de comptage; Tekhnika obrabotki dannykh izmerenij, provodyashchejsya v bol'shikh masshtabakh; Tecnicas de tratamiento en gran escala de los datos obtenidos en el recuento. IAEA.
Manov, G G, and Eads, D L. 1960. "Techniques of Large Scale Processing of Counting Data; Les techniques d'exploitation a grande echelle des donnees de comptage; Tekhnika obrabotki dannykh izmerenij, provodyashchejsya v bol'shikh masshtabakh; Tecnicas de tratamiento en gran escala de los datos obtenidos en el recuento." IAEA.
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title = {Techniques of Large Scale Processing of Counting Data; Les techniques d'exploitation a grande echelle des donnees de comptage; Tekhnika obrabotki dannykh izmerenij, provodyashchejsya v bol'shikh masshtabakh; Tecnicas de tratamiento en gran escala de los datos obtenidos en el recuento}
author = {Manov, G G, and Eads, D L}
abstractNote = {The problems of a laboratory performing over 10.000 radionuclide analyses per year each of which requires a high degree of accuracy, but below that required in absolute standardization, call for special requirements in data handling and in data processing. Typical measurements involve mixtures of {alpha} emitters and multi-channel pulse-height analyses, 2 {pi} and 4 {pi} {beta} counting, {pi}-{gamma} coincidence measurements. Efficient use of instruments for measuring low levels of activity is achieved by the technique of multi-plexing with magnetic tape storage and read-out. Arithmetical errors, particularly the troublesome ones involving inadvertent transposition of digits is virtually eliminated by the use of electronic calculators. In one typical operation involving a mixture of known nuclides, the gross counting data are fed into a machine which prints (reads-out) the answer on an electric typewriter. Alternatively, the results, if from a spectrometer, can be automatically plotted on an X-Y graph for further interpretive analysis. Block diagrams illustrating the sequence of steps are presented. Decay corrections are easily handled by discarding the concept of the Gregorian calendar and employing instead a vear in which the days are numbered consecutively beginning at midnight of the night of 31 December - 1 January, Greenwich Mean Time. For example, July 17, 1959, 3 : 5 PM Pacific Coast Daylight Saving Time is 198.920 days, and 2 : 30 PM October 16, 1959, Vienna time is 289.854. The advantages of being able to add, subtract, multiply or divide times expressed in this manner is apparent. The electronic circuit of a time clock based on this principle is described together with photographs. (author) [French] Dans un laboratoire qui fait chaque annee plus de 10.000 analyses de radionuclides, dont chacune doit avoir une grande precision, sans atteindre celle qui est requise aux fins de normalisation absolue, le depouillement et l'exploitation des donnees posent des problemes particuliers. On doit cour{alpha}amment proceder aux operations suivantes: mesures de melanges d'emetteurs a, analyses de hauteurs d'impulsions par multicanaux, comptage {beta} 2 {pi} et 4 {pi}, mesures par coincidences {beta}-{gamma}. On assure une utilisation efficace des instruments de mesure de faibles niveaux d'activite en recourant a la technique ''multiplex'' avec enregistrement sur bande magnetique et dispositif de lecture. Les erreurs de calcul, particulierement les fautes d'inattention difficiles a retrouver, comme la permutation de deux' chiffres, sont pratiquement eliminees par l'emploi de calculatrices electoniques. Dans une operation courante portant sur un melange de nuclides connus, les donnees brutes resultant du comptage sont communiquees a la calculatrice qui imprime la reponse finale au moyen d'une machine a ecrire electrique. Si les resultats proviennent d'un spectrometre, on peut egalement en obtenir automatiquement une representation graphique en coordonnees cartesiennes pour en faire l'analyse et en donner une interpretation plus poussee. Le memoire contient des schemas d'operations. Pour operer facilement les corrections de taux de desintegration, on remplace l'annee du calendrier gregorien par une annee dont les jours, sont numerotes consecutivement, et qui commence le 1er Janvier, a 0 heure de Greenwich. Par exemple, le 17 juillet 1959 a 15 h. 15 (heure d'ete de la cote du Pacifique) sera le jour 198, 920 et le 16 octobre 1959 a 14 h. 30 (heure de Vienne) sera le jour 289, 854. Les avantages qui decoulent de la possibilite d'ajouter, de retrancher, de multiplier et de diviser les temps exprimes de cette maniere sont evidents. Le circuit electronique d'une horloge fondee sur ce principe est decrit dans le memoire, qui contient en outre des photos. (author) [Spanish] En un laboratorio donde se tengan que efectuar anualmente mas de 10 000 analisis de radionuclidos con una precision elevada, pero no tanto como la necesaria en los trabajos de calibracion absoluta, el acopio, registro y tratamiento de los datos plantea problemas especiales. La metrologia de los radionuclidos suele comprender las siguientes operaciones tipicas: medicion de la actividad de mezclas de emisores {alpha}, determinacion de la amplitud de impulsos mediante analizadores de canales multiples, recuento {beta} 2 {pi} u 4 {pi} y mediciones {beta}-{gamma} por el metodo de coincidencias. El registro de datos en cintas magneticas y la lectura de los mismos con arreglo al sistema ''multiplex'' asegura el aprovechamient o racional de los instrumentos utilizados en la medicion de bajas actividades. Los errores aritmeticos, en especial las enojosas equivocaciones debidas a la transposicion inadvertida de cifras, quedan practicamente eliminados cuando se utilizan calculadoras electronicas. En una operacion corriente de medicion de una mezcla de nuclidos conocidos, los datos brutos obtenidos en el recuento se comunican a una calculadora que imprime el resultado mediante una maquina de escribir electrica. Si se trata de determinacione s espectrometricas, los resultados pueden representarse automaticament e en coordenadas cartesianas, lo que permite proceder a su analisis e interpretacion. En la memoria se reproducen esquemas que indican el orden de las operaciones. Las correcciones del tiempo de desintegracion se facilitan sustituyendo el ano del calendario gregoriano por un ano en que los dias estan numerados consecutivamente, comenzado a medianoche del 31 de deciembre (hora del meridiano de Greenwich). Asi las 15.05 horas del 17 de julio de 1959, hora de verano del Pacifico, se expresan, segun este sistema, como dia 198,920, y las 14.30 del 16 de octubre de 1959 hora centroeuropea), como dia 289,854. Es evidente la ventaja de este metodo, que permite sumar, testar, multiplicar o dividir los tiempos expresados con arreglo al mismo. Se describe el circuito electronico de un cronometro basado en este principio; la descripcion se ilustra con fotografias. (author) [Russian] Problemy, s kotorymi stalkivaetsya lyubaya laboratoriya, vypolnyayushchaya v god okolo 10 000 analizov radioaktivnykh izotopov, trebuyushchikh vysokoj stepeni tochnosti, krome neobkhodimost i priderzhivat's ya absolyutnoj standartizatsii, vyzyvayut spetsial'nuyu potrebnost' v materialakh, otnosyashchikhsya k nakopleniyu i obrabotke dannykh izmerenij. Tipichnye izmereniya vklyuchayut: izluchateli a{alpha}-chastits i mnogokanal'ny j amplitudnyj analizator impul'sov, otschet{beta}-izluchenij na 2 {pi} i 4 {pi}, registratsiyu sovpadenij {beta}-{gamma} izluchenij. Poleznoe ispol'zovanie priborov dlya izmereniya aktivnosti maloj moshchnosti dostigaetsya s pomoshch'yu tekhniki perekhoda na mnogokratnost ' s nakopleniem na magintnoj lente i s pomoshch'yu fotoehlementa. Arifmeticheski e oshibki i osobenno te, kotorye svyazany s perestanovkoj tsifr, fakticheski ustranyayutsya s pomoshch'yu ehlektronnykh schetnykh priborov. V odnoj iz tipichnykh operatsij v otneshenii smesi izvestnykh izotopov dannye po izmereniyam napravlyayutsya na mashinu, kotoraya pechataet otvet na ehlektricheskoj pishushchej mashinke. Sootvetstvenn o rezul'taty, esli oni dayutsya so spektrometra, mogut avtomaticheski nanosit'sya na osi koordinat dlya dal'nejshego analiza. Daetsya blok-skhema, illyustriruyushchaya posledovatel'nost ' predprinimaemy kh operatsij. Popravki na raspad mogut legko byt' sdelany posredstvom primeneniya dlya podschetov vmesto goda po Gregorianskom u kalendaryu takogo goda, v kotorom schet dnej nachinaetsya v polnoch' s 31 dekabrya na 1 yanvarya po grinvicheskomu standartnomu vremeni. Naprimer: 17-mu iyulya 1959 goda, 3 chasam 05 min. dnya po tikhookeanskom u dnevnomu vremeni po takoj sisteme budet sootvetstvovat ' 198, 920 dnya, a 2 ch. 30 m. dnya 16-go oktyabrya 1959 goda po Venskomu vremeni budet sootvetstvovat ' 289, 854 dnya. Ochevidny preimushchestva takogo metoda podscheta vsledstvie poyavlyayushchejsya vozmozhnosti skladyvat', vychitat', umnozhat' i delit'. Daetsya opisanie ehlektronnogo kontura chasov, osnovannogo na takogo roda printsipe i prilagayutsya fotografii. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1960}
month = {Jun}
}