Nuclear data activities at the n_TOF facility at CERN

Gunsing, F. and Aberle, O. and Andrzejewski, J. and Audouin, L. and Bécares, V. and Bacak, M. and Balibrea-Correa, J. and Barbagallo, M. and Barros, S. and Bečvář, F. and Beinrucker, C. and Belloni, F. and Berthoumieux, E. and Billowes, J. and Bosnar, Damir and Brugger, M. and Caamaño, M. and Calviño, F. and Calviani, M. and Cano-Ott, D. and Cardella, R. and Casanovas, A. and Castelluccio, D. M. and Cerutti, F. and Chen, Y. H. and Chiaveri, E. and Colonna, N. and Cortés-Giraldo, M. A. and Cortés, G. and Cosentino, L. and Damone, L. A. and Deo, K. and Diakaki, M. and Domingo-Pardo, C. and Dressler, R. and Dupont, E. and Durán, I. and Fernández-Domínguez, B. and Ferrari, A. and Ferreira, P. and Finocchiaro, P. and Frost, R. J. W. and Furman, V. and Ganesan, S. and García, A. R. and Gawlik, A. and Gheorghe, I. and Glodariu, T. and Gonçalves, I. F. and González, E. and Goverdovski, A. and Griesmayer, E. and Guerrero, C. and Göbel, K. and Harada, H. and Heftrich, T. and Heinitz, S. and Hernández-Prieto, A. and Heyse, J. and Jenkins, D. G. and Jericha, E. and Käppeler, F. and Kadi, Y. and Katabuchi, T. and Kavrigin, P. and Ketlerov, V. and Khryachkov, V. and Kimura, A. and Kivel, N. and Kokkoris, M. and Krtička, M. and Leal-Cidoncha, E. and Lederer, C. and Leeb, H. and Lerendegui, J. and Licata, M. and Lo Meo, S. and Lonsdale, S. J. and Losito, R. and Macina, D. and Marganiec, J. and Martínez, T. and Masi, A. and Massimi, C. and Mastinu, P. and Mastromarco, M. and Matteucci, F. and Maugeri, E. A. and Mazzone, A. and Mendoza, E. and Mengoni, A. and Milazzo, P. M. and Mingrone, F. and Mirea, M. and Montesano, S. and Musumarra, A. and Nolte, R. and Oprea, A. and Palomo-Pinto, F. R. and Paradela, C. and Patronis, N. and Pavlik, A. and Perkowski, J. and Porras, I. and Praena, J. and Quesada, J. M. and Rajeev, K. and Rauscher, T. and Reifarth, R. and Riego-Perez, A. and Robles, M. and Rout, P. and Radeck, D. and Rubbia, C. and Ryan, J. A. and Sabaté-Gilarte, M. and Saxena, A. and Schillebeeckx, P. and Schmidt, S. and Schumann, D. and Sedyshev, P. and Smith, A. G. and Stamatopoulos, A. and Suryanarayana, S. V. and Tagliente, G. and Tain, J. L. and Tarifeño-Saldivia, A. and Tarrío, D. and Tassan-Got, L. and Tsinganis, A. and Valenta, S. and Vannini, G. and Variale, V. and Vaz, P. and Ventura, A. and Vlachoudis, V. and Vlastou, R. and Wallner, A. and Warren, S. and Weigand, M. and Weiss, C. and Wolf, C. and Woods, P. J. and Wright, T. and Žugec, Petar (n_TOF Collaboration) (2016) Nuclear data activities at the n_TOF facility at CERN. European Physical Journal Plus, 131. pp. 371-1. ISSN 2190-5444

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Abstract

Nuclear data in general, and neutron-induced reaction cross sections in particular, are important for a wide variety of research fields. They play a key role in the safety and criticality assessment of nuclear technology, not only for existing power reactors but also for radiation dosimetry, medical applications, the transmutation of nuclear waste, accelerator-driven systems, fuel cycle investigations and future reactor systems as in Generation IV. Applications of nuclear data are also related to research fields as the study of nuclear level densities and stellar nucleosynthesis. Simulations and calculations of nuclear technology applications largely rely on evaluated nuclear data libraries. The evaluations in these libraries are based both on experimental data and theoretical models. Experimental nuclear reaction data are compiled on a worldwide basis by the international network of Nuclear Reaction Data Centres (NRDC) in the EXFOR database. The EXFOR database forms an important link between nuclear data measurements and the evaluated data libraries. CERN’s neutron time-of-flight facility n_TOF has produced a considerable amount of experimental data since it has become fully operational with the start of the scientific measurement programme in 2001. While for a long period a single measurement station (EAR1) located at 185 m from the neutron production target was available, the construction of a second beam line at 20 m (EAR2) in 2014 has substantially increased the measurement capabilities of the facility. An outline of the experimental nuclear data activities at CERN’s neutron time-of-flight facility n_TOF will be presented.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: nuclear data, n_TOF, CERN
Date: 2016
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © CERN for the benefit of the n TOF Collaboration 2016. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Received: 2 June 2016. Revised: 4 August 2016. Published online: 21 October 2016.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: Springer
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 16:39
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 15:06
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5648

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