Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin
Covers new material for May 2002
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The June bulletin covers the following items:
Advanced Nuclear Reactor Safety Issues and Research Needs
Basic Studies on High-temperature Engineering
Establishing and Communicating Confidence in the Safety of Deep Geologic Disposal
Accelerator-Driven Systems (ADS) and Fast Reactors (FR) in Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles - A Comparative Study
The third Nuclear Science Committee workshop on the Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators was held in Santa Fe, USA, on 12-16 May 2002. The following topics were discussed:
A summary of the meeting will be published in July 2002. More information is available at http:/www.oecd-nea.org/science/wppt/accelerator.html.
The JEFF Project has issued a new release of its General Purpose Library (JEFF-3.0). This library contains neutron-induced reaction data for 340 materials and five thermal scattering datasets. A CD-ROM containing the entire library can be obtained upon request from the NEA Data Bank (contact email@example.com). The library will be available for registered users via the online EVA database soon. Pointwise and groupwise formats, as well an ACE format library, will be made available later. More information is available at http:/www.oecd-nea.org/dbdata/projects/.
Data BankRepresentatives of the network of Nuclear Reaction Data Centres (NRDC) met at the NEA Headquarters on 27-30 May 2002 to discuss co-operation in nuclear data compilation and dissemination. A new protocol for the verification and exchange of compiled nuclear data for the online EXFOR and CINDA databases was adopted. It is expected that the new protocol will reduce the time between the compilation and the loading of the data into the databases. More information about nuclear data compilation and dissemination is available at http:/www.oecd-nea.org/dbdata/.
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