Database for the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (DICE)

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The ICSBEP released the first version of the Database for the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments (DICE) in 2001. This database and corresponding user interface is included in the ICSBEP Handbook allowing easier access to information. Selected information from each configuration was entered into DICE, providing a synthetic description of the experiments. These include geometry, fuel composition, moderation and reflection conditions and spectrum characteristics.

DICE accomplishes two main objectives:

  1. It provides a summary description of each experimental configuration where the main characteristics of the experiments are displayed in a uniform format.
  2. It allows users to search the handbook for experimental configurations that satisfy their unique input criteria.

DICE provides the user with access to several categories of data, including:

DICE is still in the development phase and is subject to data entry errors and omissions. The International Handbook remains the primary source of criticality safety benchmark data.

To learn more about DICE, consult the user's manual (DICE User's manual 2.4 MB) or watch the following demonstration videos:


Database may contain data entry errors and omissions, the Handbook remains the primary source of criticality safety benchmark data. Please send any bugs or suggestions to


Last reviewed: 15 March 2019