OECD/NEA Data Bank E-Newsletter

No. 4, December 2008

The Data Bank would like to thank you for your co-operation throughout the year and wishes you the very best this holiday season.


Content:
  1. Nuclear data and tools
  2. Processed data libraries
  3. Chemical thermodynamics data
  4. Computer programs
  5. Integral experiments data
  6. Benchmarks
  7. Training courses and workshops
  8. Conferences
  9. Other items

1. Nuclear data and tools

Participants in the Joint European Fission and Fusion (JEFF) project met on 18-20 November at NEA offices in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. Meeting participants decided on revised fission and fusion data evaluations to be incorporated into an updated release of the JEFF nuclear data library, to be released as JEFF-3.1.1 shortly. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/dbdata/projects/nds_jef.htm.

A workshop on processing tools for evaluated nuclear data libraries was held in conjunction with the JEFF meeting on 18 November at NEA premises chaired by Skip Kahler from Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. More information is available at http://www.oecd-nea.org/dbdata/process/workshop-2008/.

In order to support the distribution and best use of the various evaluated nuclear data libraries, the NEA promotes the exchange of information on processed libraries, pre-processing and processing codes. The NEA also provides a framework for the processing of evaluated nuclear data through its nuclear data services. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/dbdata/process/.


2. Processed data libraries

Recently acquired or tested application data libraries:

For a full list of processed cross-section data libraries visit www.oecd-nea.org/dbprog/categ-z.html.

For the most recent updates to NJOY, a data processing system of evaluated nuclear data files in ENDF format, visit www.oecd-nea.org/dbprog/njoy-links.html.


3. Chemical thermodynamics data

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4. Computer Programs

The most recently acquired or tested computer codes and application data libraries are:

Note for users of DVDs sent out by the NEA Data Bank :
The CD-ROM and DVD robot used at the NEA Data Bank to produce copies of  the information it distributes was upgraded recently. The result of this upgrade and modification is that there might arise compatibility problems with operating systems and/or DVD-readers older than 11 years, i.e. released before 1997. Users experiencing problems with old DVD readers should either request information on CD-ROM or upgrade their readers.

For more details see the daily updated list at www.oecd-nea.org/dbprog/cpsnew.html.


5. Integral experiments data


Radiation shielding
Reactor physics
Criticality

The 2008 edition of the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) was released in September. You may request a DVD by accessing the INL webpages.


6. Benchmarks


7. Training courses and workshops



8. Conferences


Meetings and conferences sponsored by the Nuclear Science Committee & Data Bank


9. Other items


Information on joint research projects related to nuclear safety

A steam explosion experiments (STEX) database was updated (International Steam Explosion Experimental Data Base).