OECD/NEA Data Bank e-newsletter
No. 1, March 2008
Welcome to the first issue of the OECD Nuclear
Energy Agency Data Bank's e-newsletter. In order to improve
communication with Data Bank users, we
aim to publish this newsletter on a regular basis (every two to three
- Nuclear data and tools
- Processed data libraries
- Chemical thermodynamics data
- Computer programs
- Integral experiments data
- Training courses and workshops
1. Nuclear data and tools
Nuclear data services cover all aspects of experimental and evaluated
nuclear reaction data. This includes: compiling experimental data (EXFOR
bibliographic information (CINDA);
collecting evaluated data (EVA);
nuclear data to users; exchanging data with other nuclear data
centres; and developing computer software for managing and
nuclear data. These services also include the production, distribution
and testing of the Joint
Evaluated Fission and Fusion (JEFF) library. For more
information visit the nuclear data web page at www.oecd-nea.org/html/dbdata.
A new release of the nuclear data display program
JANIS (version 3.0.1) is available at www.oecd-nea.org/janis/.
Thanks to user feedback, the following improvements and corrections
have been implemented:
- Results from user-specified calculations ('computation'
tool in plot window) can now be viewed as tables.
- EXFOR coverage and exactness have been improved.
- Some details related to reading the ENDF file 6 (MF=6,
differential energy-angle data) have been corrected.
2. Processed data libraries
Recently acquired or tested application data
- NEA-1801/01 ZZ VITJEFF31.BOLIB,JEFF-3.1 multi-group coupled (199n + 42gamma)
cross-section library in AMPX format for nuclear fission applications.
- IAEA0867/05 ZZ IRDF-2002-ACE, cross-section library and spectra for dosimetry
calculation in ACE format for Monte Carlo methods.
- DLC-0224/01 ZZ ALBEDO-DATA, data for the calculation of Albedos from concrete,
iron, lead and water for photons and neutrons.
- IAEA1420/01 ZZ ADS-LIB/V1.0, test library for accelerator-driven systems.
- IAEA1413/01 PGAA-IAEA, database for prompt gamma ray neutron activation analysis.
For a full list of processed cross-section data libraries
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.
For additional information on processing nuclear data (tools,
libraries, workshops, …) please visit our website www.oecd-nea.org/html/dbdata/process/index.html.
3. Chemical thermodynamics data
The fourth phase of the TDB project (TDB-IV)
began on 1 February 2008. The TDB project management boards of Phase
III met on 19 February 2008 and Phase IV met on 20 February 2008 at the
NEA offices. An agreement was reached and as a result, the third phase
will be closed; the
remaining tasks and budget will be transferred to the fourth phase. The
include completing and publishing the reviews of chemical thermodynamic
data for inorganic compounds and complexes of thorium (Th), iron (Fe),
and tin (Sn). The fourth phase of the project will comprise:
- complementary studies of inorganic species and compounds of
- a review of auxiliary data;
- an update of the selected value database accrued during the
first three phases of the project;
- a review of inorganic species and compounds of molybdenum
The TDB database can be downloaded from the NEA
website by registered users. To register, visit www.oecd-nea.org/html/dbtdb/utilities/howtoaccess.html.
For more information on the TDB project visit www.oecd-nea.org/html/dbtdb/.
A database for radiochemical modelling has been acquired
recently and the abstract is available at NEA-1210/19 ZZ
4. Computer programs
The most recently acquired or tested computer
codes and application data libraries are:
- NEA-1683/01 ERANOS 2.0, modular code and data system for fast reactor neutronics
- PSR-0352/05 SCAMPI, problem dependent library pre-processing in AMPX format (new
SCALE 5.1/ORIGEN-ARP5.1: modular system for criticality, shielding,
source term, fuel depletion/decay, reactor physics (new version).
- NEA-1716/04 TRIPOLI-4.4, coupled neutron, photon, electron, positron 3-D, time-dependent Monte Carlo, transport calculation (new).
- NEA-1564/10/11 EASY-2005.1, European neutron activation system (new).
- NEA-1800/01 CAFDATS, converter of angular fluxes of DORT, ANISN and TORT systems (new).
- CCC-0601/06 GENII-LIN-2.1, multi-purpose health physics code (new version).
- ESTS1678/01 MCSLTT, Monte Carlo simulation of light transport in tissue (tested).
- NEA-1200/02 ELEORBIT, 3-D simulation of electron orbits in magnetic multi-pole plasma source (tested).
- CCC-0684/06 NRCDose 2.3.9, evaluation of routine radioactive effluents from nuclear power plants (new version).
- IAEA1385/01/02/03 CITOPP,CITMOD,CITWI, processing codes for CITATION code (tested).
- PSR-0541/01 KENO2MCNP, Version 5L, conversion of input data between KENOV.a and MCNP file formats (new).
- NEA-1755/01 SCIP, radioactive surface contamination investigation program (tested).
- NEA-1737/02 TALYS-1.0, computes nuclear reactions cross-sections, yields and spectra via a comprehensive set of nuclear models (new).
- NEA-1628/03 SUSD3D, 1-, 2-, 3-dimensional cross-section sensitivity and uncertainty code (updated release).
- NEA-1735/05 CARL 2.3, radiotoxicity, activity, dose and decay power calculations for spent fuel (new version).
For more details
see the daily updated list at www.oecd-nea.org/html/dbprog/cpsnew.html
requests for computer codes acquired
from RSICC under the co-operative arrangement (signed on 10 April 2006)
have to undergo an
additional screening procedure. End users need to fill in several forms in order to
obtain a single user/single site
licence for using such codes.
If you have already downloaded these forms, please note that the
instructions have been updated.
The web page with the full list
of Monte Carlo computer codes is available at www.oecd-nea.org/html/dbprog/MonteCarlo-Kwic-table-TYP.html.
The codes are sorted by application field and are now available on
the OECD/NEA Data Bank website and RSICC, which have both been updated.
5. Integral experiments data
6. Training courses and workshops
7-11 April 2008
A training course on the Monte Carlo computer code TRIPOLI-4 will be held at the OECD/NEA offices. TRIPOLI-4
Course Programmme. Registration closed.
12-16 May 2008
Joint introductory/intermediate MCNP/MCNPX training course, ITN,
, Lisbon (Portugal) - co-sponsored by ORNL/RSICC.
19-23 May 2008
(a toolkit for the simulation of the passage of particles through
matter) workshop organised at ORNL by the Radiation
Shielding Information Computational Center (RSICC) in co-operation with
NEA Data Bank.
- 30 June - 3 July 2008
Training course on PENELOPE 2008 - a code system for Monte Carlo simulation of electron and photon
and objectives, syllabus and accommodation. Registration closed.
1-12 September 2008
The training course on experiment, theory and evaluation of nuclear
data (EXTEND) for young professionals is to be held in Budapest,
Hungary. For more information visit http://www.debftp.nri.cz/eng/index.html
Note, the deadline for applying is 1 April 2008.
29 September - 3 October 2008
Course on FLUKA, a fully
integrated particle physics Monte Carlo simulation package. OECD/NEA
Data Bank, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. Registration closed.
- 13 -17 October 2008
Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis Training Course using SCALE
TSUNAMI, held at KFKI Budapest, Hungary. Syllabus. Registration
- 16 - 20 March 2009
Training course on "Analytical
Case Studies in Neutron Transport
Theory" using the Handbook
(including computer codes) published on "Analytical Benchmarks
for Nuclear Engineering Applications (Case Studies in Neutron Transport
Theory)". This course is intended for transport methods developers and
those who teach
reactor physics and transport theory. In addition, the course would be
appropriate for anyone with an analytical interest in solving equations
and the application of numerical methods to obtain extreme accuracy.
Teacher: Prof. Barry D. Ganapol.
- 23 - 27 March 2009
MCNP6 Training course, OECD/NEA
Meetings and conferences sponsored by the
OECD/NEA Nuclear Science Committee and Data Bank
13-17 April 2008
Eleventh International Conference
on Radiation Shielding (ICRS11) and Fifteenth Topical Meeting on
Protection and Shielding (RPS15). Organiser: Georgia Institute of
Technology, Callaway Gardens
Pine Mountain, Georgia, USA.
- 21-23 April 2008
Shielding Aspects of
Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities - Spallation
Source, SNS, 701 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge, TN, USA.
- 25-30 May 2008
Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry>, Akersloot, Netherlands.
- 14-18 September 2008
PHYSOR 2008 Nuclear
Power: A Sustainable Energy Resource, Interlaken, Switzerland.
- 3-7 May 2009
ANS Mathematics and Computation Division, Saratoga Springs, NY. USA.
Contact: Tom Sutton
- 6-10 September 2009
GLOBAL 2009 Eighth Global
Congress on the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Sustainable Options and Industrial
Perspectives, Paris, France.
See also: Other
NEA nuclear science meetings
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