Hypermet-PC is a versatile evaluation software for the automatic evaluation of multichannel gamma-ray spectra. The program uses sophisticated peak-shape and background functions specifically designed for use with Ge(Li) and HPGe detectors. By the late '90s, a user-friendly graphical interface was developed, calibration routines and other innovative features were introduced. Thanks to these characteristics, Hypermet-PC has gained general acceptance and is applied with success in numerous PGAA, NAA, and other gamma-spectroscopy laboratories. Its remarkable peak evaluation performance was proven in the international intercomparisons.

Main features of Version 5.12:
  • Supports most common multichannel spectrum formats
  • Automatic spectrum fitting
  • Gamma spectroscopy data for calibrations
  • Quality assurance package, including:
    • determination of absolute and relative full-energy peak efficiency
    • system nonlinearity for precise energy measurement
    • FWHM (detector resolution) vs. energy curve fitting
  • ADC test module
  • Support for Dual Loss Free Counting (LFC) spectra
  • Nuclide identification for NAA and PGAA
  • Various output formats (CSV, Sampo) for further data processing.
For detailed information and customer care, please visit the website of Hypermet-PC.

Handbook of PGAA

Edited by Gábor L. Molnár and Zsolt Révay


Prompt gamma activation analysis is a unique, non-destructive nuclear analytical method with multi-element capabilities. It is most effective if intense neutron beams (especially cold beams) of nuclear reactors are used to induce the prompt gamma radiation. Based largely on the authors' pioneering research in cold neutron PGAA, the handbook describes the methodology in self-contained manner and reviews recent applications. The library of prompt gamma ray data and spectra for all natural elements, also provided on a CD-ROM supplement, is a unique aid to the practitioner. The level is understandable by a broad audience, which facilitates teaching and training.

This is a new, comprehensive handbook, written for those practicing the method, wanting to implement it at a reactor facility, or just looking for a powerful non-destructive method of element analysis. The book is also useful for nuclear physics, chemistry and engineering scientists, scholars and graduate students interested in neutron-induced gamma ray spectroscopy and nuclear analytical methods.

The book was originally published by the Kluwer Academic Publisher, which later became part of the Springer Publishing House.

ISBN: 1-4020-1304-3

More information can be found at:

Handbook of Nuclear Chemistry

Editors: Attila Vértes, Sándor Nagy, Zoltán Klencsár
Publioshed in 2004.

ISBN: 978-1-4020-1305-8
Link to the website of Springer.


The Handbook of Nuclear Chemistry, in 5 volumes with 48 chapters, 2800 pages, is written by well-recognized stakeholders in the different topics, and has its main routes in chemistry and in nuclear sciences at large. It is mainly addressed to specialists in different nuclear fields, nonetheless it contains an advanced set of information for students at Ph.D. level in chemistry, physics, engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, biology, and medicine as well. The effort of the authors to adopt the Systéme International d’Unité, and IUPAC, IUPAP and ISO terminology, quantities and nomenclature is appreciable, like the appropriate comments of the Handbook's editors: Attila Vértes, Sándor Nagy and Zoltán Klencsár as footnotes of the individual chapters, in order to harmonize the different volumes. No similar complete opera has ever been available on the editorial market. The entire Handbook is introduced by the Hungarian born nuclear scientist Edward Teller (1908–2003).


The Handbook is written primarily for chemists, but it would be of relevance for scientists dealing with radiation physics and chemistry, materials sciences, applied nuclear physics, biophysics, radiobiology, radiopharmaceutical chemistry, nuclear medicine, radiation protection, environmental sciences, and all fields in which the powerful energy of the atomic nucleus is required and advantageously utilized. The chapters are clearly written and completed with essential and updated specialized bibliography. A number of Appendices with numerical data, fundamental constants and nuclide tables complete the opera.

(a book review cited from Radiation Physics and Chemistry 72 (2005) 737–738, written by Mauro L. Bonardi). See the full review at doi:10.1016/j.radphyschem.2004.06.002.

Our deceased department head, Molnár L. Gábor,  was Appendix editor of 4 volumes.