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DLC-0200 ZZ-MCNPDATA.

ZZ MCNPDATA, ZZ-MCB-DLC200, Standard Neutron, Photon and Electron Data Libraries for MCNP-4C and MCB1C

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1. NAME:  ZZ-MCNPDATA. ZZ-MCB-DLC200.
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2. COMPUTERS
To submit a request, click below on the link of the version you wish to order. Only liaison officers are authorised to submit online requests. Rules for requesters are available here.
Program name Package id Status Status date
ZZ-MCNPDATA DLC-0200/03 Arrived 25-APR-2002
ZZ-MCB-DLC200 DLC-0200/04 Tested 30-AUG-2002

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
DLC-0200/03 Many Computers
DLC-0200/04 Linux-based PC,UNIX W.S. Linux-based PC
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3. DESCRIPTION

These cross-section libraries are released by the Diagnostics Applications Group, X-5, at Los Alamos National Laboratory for use with the MCNP Monte Carlo code package. This release includes all of the X-5 distributed neutron data libraries, the photon libraries MCPLIB1 and MCPLIB02, the electron libraries EL1 and EL03, an updated XSDIR file, and information files Readme.txt and Readme_endf60.txt. This release is intended to completely replace previous RSICC releases DLC-105, DLC-181, and DLC-189 as well as the cross sections previously included with CCC-200/MCNP4A, and will be updated as new libraries become available.

The README file provides information regarding each data library of this release. Additional documentation for some of the individual libraries and example SPECS files for use with MAKXSF are also provided. The XSDIR file is specific to this release and may not work with previous packages. Currently the neutron data library ENDF60 (based on ENDF/B-VI, up through and including release 2) is the default library for continuous-energy neutron transport. Additionally, the libraries MCPLIB02 and EL03 are the default libraries for photon and electron transport respectively. More information on the data libraries contained in this release is available in Appendix G of the MCNP4C manual.
DLC-0200/04
ZZ-MCB-DLC200 contains the same cross section tables as the DLC-0200/03 package for the MCNP-4C code, except that the installation procedures are adapted to the MCB1C code system (NEA 1643/01).
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4. APPLICATION OF THE DATA

DLC-200/MCNPDATA is for use with Version 4C and later of the MCNP transport code. This data library provides a comprehensive set of cross sections for a wide range of radiation transport applications using the Monte Carlo code package CCC-700/MCNP4C. See Appendix G of the MCNP report LA-13709-M for information on the libraries and how to select specific nuclides for use in MCNP.

SOURCE AND SCOPE OF DATA - A wide variety of continuous-energy, discrete, multigroup, thermal and dosimetry neutron data libraries are available in this release. The continuous-energy neutron data libraries available include: ENDF60, RMCCS, RMCCSA, ENDF5U, ENDF5P, NEWXS, ENDF5MT*, MISC5XS**, ENDL85, KIDMAN, 100XS, URES***, ENDF6DN***, ENDF62MT***, and ENDL92***. The discrete neutron data libraries include: NEWXSD, DRMCCS, and DRE5. The multigroup neutron data library is MGXSNP, and the thermal S(alpha, beta) libraries are TMCCS and THERXS. The neutron dosimetry libraries are 531DOS, 532DOS, and LLLDOS. The photon transport libraries are MCPLIB and MCPLIB02, and the electron libraries are EL and EL03***. The photon and electron data libraries contain data for elements having Z<95. The data libraries, as distributed, are in ASCII, or type 1, format.

* The data library ENDF5MT contains data previously available in the library EPRIXS, along with the U600K data library.

** The data library MISC5XS contains corrected data for ENDF/B-V based Zr as described below, and the libraries previously known as IRNAT, MISCXS, ARKRC, TM169, GDT2GP, and T2DDC. The ENDF/B-V Zr data has been corrected for five ZAID's from the libraries RMCCS, DRMCCS, ENDF5P, DRE5, and EPRIXS. Below is a summary of the changes that have been made for Zr:

       (Previous)  (Corrected)

RMCCS   40000.51c  40000.57c MISC5XS 300K
DRMCCS  40000.51d  40000.57d MISC5XS 300K
ENDF5P  40000.50c  40000.56c MISC5XS 300K
DRE5    40000.50d  40000.56d MISC5XS 300K
EPRIXS  40000.53c  40000.58c MISC5XS 600K

*** These five data libraries (URES, ENDF6DN, ENDF62MT, ENDL92, and EL03) are newly released in DLC-200. In the February 2001 update, URES was replaced with URESA. Please consult the README file and the more detailed documentation provided for descriptions of these libraries.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:  Run times vary among computers.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES
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8. NAME AND TITLE OF DATA RETRIEVAL PROGRAMS

The two files, PRPR and MAKXSF, are to be used only if the user wants to translate the data into binary form. They are distributed with the MCNP4C code package. This translation is recommended for saving disk space and cutting down on the running time of MCNP. Instructions for using PRPR and the source file for MAKXSF to produce the MAKXSF executable are included with the MCNP4C package. Input to the executable MAKXSF includes the SPECS file, the XSDIR file (nuclide data file directory) and the data libraries. The user should study the SPECS and XSDIR files and become familiar with the instructions for MAKXSF in the MCNP4C manual. Some platforms have a restriction on the length of filenames, and the SPECS file may need to be appropriately edited.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
DLC-0200/03 25-APR-2002 Masterfiled Arrived
DLC-0200/04 30-AUG-2002 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES

A. A. Adams, S. C. Frankle, and R. C. Little, "Revised Criticality Benchmarks for MCNP," Los Alamos National Laboratory memorandum (1996).

J. D. Court, R. C. Brockhoff, and J. S. Hendricks, "Lawrence Livermore Pulsed Sphere Benchmark Analysis of MCNP ENDF/B-VI," Los Alamos National Laboratory report LA-12885 (1994).

J. D. Court, J. S. Hendricks, and S. C. Frankle, "MCNP ENDF/B-VI Validation: Infinite Media Comparisons of ENDF/B-VI and ENDF/B-V," and errata, Los Alamos National Laboratory report LA-12887 (1994).

J. D. Court and J. S. Hendricks, "Benchmark Analysis of MCNP ENDF/B-VI Iron," Los Alamos National Laboratory report LA-12884 (1994).

S. C. Frankle, "Photon Production Assessment for the MCNP ENDF/B-VI Data Library," Los Alamos National Laboratory report LA-13093 (1995).

S. C. Frankle, "Cross-section and Reaction Nomenclature for MCNP Continuous- energy Libraries and DANTSYS Multigroup Libraries," Los Alamos National Laboratory memorandum XTM:SCF-96-313 (1996).

S. C. Frankle, "Experience with ENDF60 and QA of a Continuous-energy Library," Los Alamos National Laboratory memorandum XTM:SCF-96-363 (1996).
DLC-0200/03, included references:
- S.C. Frankle and R.C. Little:
README, Informal overview of the DLC-200 MCNPDATA package (Apr.2000)
- S.C. Frankle:
README_ENDF60, informal overview of the ENDF60 neutron data library
(April 2000)
- J.S. Hendricks, S.C. Frankle and J.D. Court:
ENDF/B-VI data for MCNP, and Errata,
Los Alamos Nat. Lab. report LA-12891 (1994)
- H. G. Hughes:
Information on the MCPLIB02 photon library
Los Alamos Nat. Lab. memorandum X-6:HGH-93-77 (revised 1996)
- R.C. Little:
Summary documentation for the 100XS neutron cross-section library
Los Alamos Nat. Lab. memorandum XTM:95-259 and LA-UR-96-24 (1995)
- R.C. Little and R.E. Seamon:
Dosimetry/Activation cross sections for MCNP
Los Alamos National Laboratory memorandum (March 13, 1984)
- R.C .Little:
Neutron and photon multigroup data tables for MCNP3B
Los Alamos Nat. Lab. memorandum X-6:RCL-87-225 (1987)
- R.C. Little and R.E. MacFarlane:
ENDF/B-VI neutron library for MCNP with probability tables
Los Alamos Nat. Lab. research note XCI-RN(U)98-041,
LA-UR-98-5718 (December 1998)
- S. Frankle :
ENDF62MT, a multi-temperature neutron library for MCNP (Rev.0)
Los Alamos Nat. Lab. memorandum XTM:96-153 (April 1996)
- C. Werner:
New data library for MCNP delayed neutron capability
Los Alamos Nat. Lab. memorandum XCI:CJW-99-25 (April 1999)
- K.J. Adams:
Electron Upgraede for MCNP4B
X-5-RN(U)-00-14 (May 25, 2000
- R.C. Little:
ReadURES.txt (February 2001)
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11. DATA FORMAT AND COMPUTER

All data libraries are distributed in compressed mode. Files in the Unix tar file are in ASCII format and can be used with MCNP4C on all computer platforms supported by the code. Note that the trailing "1" was dropped from file names for Type 1 (ASCII) libraries. On the distribution CD, a self-extracting compressed file for Windows users contains both the MCNP4C code system with executables and cross-sections from MCNPDATA in binary format for PC users.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
No specified programming language
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

Contributed by:
                Radiation Safety Information Computational Center
                Oak Ridge National Laboratory
                Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U. S. A.

Developed by:   Los Alamos National Laboratory,
                Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.A.
DLC-0200/04
Contributed by:
       Department of Nuclear and Reactor Physics
       Royal Institute of Technology
       100 44 Stockholm
       Sweden
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
DLC-0200/03
D200.PDF MCNPDATA manual
Readme.1st General description of CD and installation written by RSICC
Readme4c2.txt Compilation & executation info written by LANL
D200DOS2.exe ASCII MCNPDATA cross sections
D200TAR2.GZ ASCII MCNPDATA
701allcp.00 Content of package
Readme.rsi RSICC readme

DLC-0200/04
Readme.Dlc200 Information file
InstDlc-l  Procedure for independent library installation (outside MCB)
dlc.mcbxl.tar.gz Cross section data libraries
dlc200.A.tar.gz Cross section data libraries
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17. CATEGORIES
  • J. Gamma Heating and Shield Design
  • Z. Data.

Keywords: group constants, libraries, multigroup, neutron cross sections, photon transport.