Nuclear Technology / Volume 175 / Number 1 / July 2011 / Pages 182-186
Technical Note / Special Issue on the 16th Biennial Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division / Fuel Cycle and Management
The natural transmutation or decay process is governed by a system of ordinary differential equations known as Bateman equations. When the chain involves different decay branches, solutions to the Bateman equations can be complex. In our recent studies, we have developed a set of algorithms for accurately computing multinuclide decays. These algorithms have been implemented as a prototype software platform named Decay Interaction Visualization and Analysis (DIVA) for supporting multinuclide decay calculation, visualization, and analysis.