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Compilation of nuclear decay data used for dose calculation; Revised data for radionuclides listed in ICRP publication 38

Endo, Akira  ; Yamaguchi, Yasuhiro

New nuclear decay data used for dose calculation have been compiled for 817 radionuclides that are listed in ICRP Publication 38 (Publ.38) and for 6 additional isomers. The decay data were prepared using decay data sets from the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF), the latest version in August 1997. Basic nuclear properties in the decay data sets that are important for calculating energies and intensities of emissions were updated by referring to NUBASE. In addition, possible revisions of partial and incomplete decay data sets were done for their format and syntax errors, level schemes, normalization records, and so on. After that, the decay data sets were processed by EDISTR in order to compute the energies and intensities of $$alpha$$ particles, $$beta$$ particles, $$gamma$$ rays, internal conversion electrons, X rays, and Auger electrons. The compiled data were prepared in two different types of format: Publ.38 and NUCDECAY formats. The decay data will be widely used for dose calculations in radiation protection and will be beneficial to a future revision of ICRP Publ.38.

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