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The output of a detector system recording neutron-induced nuclear reactions consists of a set of multichannel spectra and of scaler/counter values. These data must be reduced (ie corrected and combined) to produce a clean energy spectrum of the reaction cross section with a covariance estimate suitable for evaluation. The reduction process may be broken down into a sequence of operations. We present a set of reduction operations implemented as commands on a UNIX system. Every operation reads spectra from a file and appends results as new spectra to the same file. The binary file format AGS used thereby records the spectra as named entities including a set of neutron energy values and a corresponding set of values with their correlated and uncorrelated uncertainties.

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Authors: BASTIAN C, JRC Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 5th International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques, Crete (GR) June 9-15, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39623 ORA
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