OECD/NEA Data Bank E-Newsletter

Issue No. 7, October 2010


  1. Nuclear data and tools
  2. Computer Program Service
  3. Benchmarks
  4. Training courses and workshops
  5. Conferences

1. Nuclear data and tools

Experimental Data - The EXFOR database contains experimental data from neutron and charged particle induced reactions. It is maintained by the international network of Nuclear Reaction Data Centres (NRDC), which includes the NEA Data Bank. Data recently published in peer-reviewed journals have been compiled in the following EXFOR entries (this list is limited to new entries from the NEA Data Bank and does not show all recent updates to EXFOR).

Neutron induced reaction


G. Nogučre et al., Average neutron parameters for hafnium, Nuclear Physics A 831 (2009) 106


I. Dillmann et al., Solving the stellar 62Ni problem with AMS, Nuclear Instruments and Methods B 268 (2010) 1283


H. Harada et al., Measurements of Neutron Capture Cross Section of 237Np for Fast Neutrons, Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology 46 (2009) 460


G. Meierhofer et al., Thermal neutron capture cross-section of 76Ge, European Physical Journal A 40 (2009) 61


M.S. Uddin et al., Measurements of neutron induced activation of concrete at 64.5 MeV, Annals of Nuclear Energy 36 (2009) 1133


F. Atchinson et al., Transmission of very slow neutrons through material foils and its influence on the design of ultracold neutron sources, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 608 (2009) 144


T. Sanami et al., A Bragg curve counter with an internal production target for the measurement of the double-differential cross-section of fragment production induced by neutrons at energies of tens of MeV, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 610 (2009) 660

Charged particle induced reaction


A. Budzanowski et al., Cross section and tensor analysing power of the dd ® h a reaction near threshold, Nuclear Physics A 821 (2009) 193


N.I. Ashwood et al., Spectroscopy of 16O using a + 12C resonant scattering in inverse kinematics , Journal of Physics G 36 (2009) 055105


M. Mahgoub et al., Role of cross-shell excitations in the reaction 54Fe(d,p) 55Fe, European Physical Journal A 40 (2009) 35


G. Lhersonneau et al., Neutron yield from carbon, light- and heavy-water thick targets irradiated by 40 MeV deuterons, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 603 (2009) 228


C. Wheldon et al., High-resolution particle spectroscopy of 186Re, Journal of Physics G 36 (2009) 095102


J.-L. Lecouey et al., Single-proton removal reaction study of 16B, Physics Letters B 672 (2009) 6


T. Siiskonen et al., Excitation functions for proton-induced reactions on natural hafnium: Production of 177Lu for medical use, Nuclear Instruments and Methods B 267 (2009) 3500


A. Musumarra et al., Measuring total reaction cross-sections at energies near the coulomb barrier by the active target method, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 612 (2010) 399


S. Pascu et al., Structure investigation with the (p,t) reaction on 132,134Ba nuclei, Physical Review C 81 (2010) 014304


M. Dasgu M. Dasgupta et al., Suppression of fusion by breakup: Resolving the discrepancy between the reactions of 9Be with 208Pb and 209Bi, Physical Review C 81 (2010) 024608

Evaluated Data - The Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion (JEFF) project is a collaborative effort among NEA Data Bank participating countries to develop a reference nuclear data library for use in different energy applications. The JEFF Reports series describe the evaluation and validation of the JEF(F) files from the first version to the latest release (JEFF-3.1.1). The complete collection of JEFF Reports is available on-line and on CD-ROM.

The Working Party on international nuclear data Evaluation Co-operation (WPEC) brings together the world's major evaluation projects in a framework that facilitates the exchange of information and the establishment of co-operative activities within subgroups. The outcome is published in the WPEC Reports series, which are available on-line and on CD-ROM. New subgroups have been recently launched to solve the following issues: Meeting nuclear data needs for advanced reactor systems (Sg31), Evaluation of Pu-239 in the resonance region (Sg34), Scattering angular distribution in the fast energy range (Sg35), and Usage of experimental data for evaluation in the resolved resonance region (Sg36).

Software - The JANIS software is developed by the NEA Data Bank to facilitate the visualisation and manipulation of nuclear data. The new version of the software, JANIS 3.2, allows users to access all major evaluated data libraries, including the latest releases: JENDL-4.0, RUSFOND-2010, CENDL-3.1, TENDL-2009, JEFF-3.1.1, and implements new features to display data uncertainty and their correlation. JANIS can be launched on-line and is also available for download. A DVD version of JANIS 3.2 and its main databases is also available on request and for download.

2. Computer Program Service

The last computer codes, processed data libraries and compiled integral experiments acquired since the last Newsletter are:

2.1 Computer programs and processed data libraries

2.2 Support service to NEA activities

Nuclear Science

The 2010 edition of the International Reactor Physics Experiments Handbook (IRPhE) was released in June. You may request a DVD by accessing the IRPhE website: http://irphep.inl.gov/handbook/hbrequest.shtml

Nuclear Safety

2.3 Books

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 has been upgraded. DVDs are produced for large packages with dual layers. The result of this upgrade and modification is that compatibility problems might arise with operating systems and/or DVD-readers older than 12 years, i.e. released before 1997. Users experiencing problems with old DVD readers should either request information on CD-ROM or upgrade their readers.

Export control and license forms
Users are requested to download the latest versions when making requests as these forms are regularly updated at www.oecd-nea.org/dbprog/RSICC.PDF
For more details see the daily updated list at www.oecd-nea.org/dbprog/cpsnew.html.

3. Benchmarks

4. Training courses and workshops

Class sizes are limited and courses may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not obtained one month prior to course. Course fees are refundable up to one month before each class. After one month, course fees will not be refunded.
Note that all attendees must be registered users.

5. Conferences

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


See also: Other NEA nuclear science meetings.

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Last reviewed: 9 December 2010