1. NAME AND TITLE OF DATA LIBRARY
POPLIB: A Compendium of Neutron-Induced Secondary Gamma-Ray Yield and Cross
2. NAME AND TITLE OF DATA RETRIEVAL PROGRAM
POPOP4 TAPEMAKER: A Program for Making or Updating either a Binary or a
BCD Formatted Library Tape of Neutron-Induced
Secondary Gamma-Ray Yield and Cross Section Data
Computing Technology Center, Union Carbide Corporation, Nuclear Division, Oak Ridge,
4. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND INFORMATION
The DLC-12/POPLIB Library was compiled by W. E. Ford, III, and others at the Computing
Technology Center in conjunction with the development of the PSR-11/POPOP4 code. POPOP4
converts such data into multigroup transfer cross sections for use in transport codes.
5. APPLICATION OF THE DATA
POPLIB may be used with PSR-11/POPOP4 to prepare neutron to gamma-ray group transfer
matrices. These can then be merged with multigroup neutron cross section sets (from GAM-II,
CCC-123/XSDRN, PSR-13/SUPERTOG, etc.) and multigroup gamma-ray cross section sets (from
MUG, PSR-86/GAMLEG, etc.) to give a cross section set which can be used for coupled neutron and
secondary gamma-ray calculations in multigroup transport codes such as CCC-82/ANISN-CEA,
CCC-89/DOT, CCC-42/DTF-IV, and CCC-127/MORSE.
6. SOURCE AND SCOPE OF DATA
The POPLIB Library data is either: 1) the intensities of secondary gamma rays resulting from neutron-nucleus interactions (yields), or 2) the secondary gamma-ray production cross sections for neutron-nucleus interactions (cross sections).
The Library was compiled from the literature and from private files of contributors. No claim is made for the validity of the data.
The initial POPLIB Library contains data for:
H, D, Li, Be, 10B, C, N, O, F, Na, Mg, Al, Si, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn,
Ga, Zr, Nb, Mo, Cd, Ba, Eu, Gd, Ta, W, Hg, Pb, 235U, 238U, Np.
7. DISCUSSION OF THE DATA RETRIEVAL PROGRAM
The retrieval program is referred to as the POPOP4 Library TAPEMAKER. This program will
read a BCD formatted PSR-11/POPOP4 library tape and make a binary POPOP4 library tape for use
with PSR-11/POPOP4. In addition, the program can also: a) make or update a BCD formatted library
tape, b) make or update a binary library tape for use with PSR-11/POPOP4, c) list any or all the data
sets on a library tape, and d) punch any or all of the data sets on a library tape in the format for use
with PSR-11/POPOP4. (This capability is usually used to retrieve data sets in order to modify the data
prior to use with PSR-11/P0POP4.)
8. DATA FORMAT AND COMPUTER
BCD/EBCDIC card images; IBM 360/370.
9. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
The DLC-12/POPOP4 Library TAPEMAKER runs in less than two minutes on the IBM 360/65
a. Included in documentation:
W. E. Ford, "The POPOP4 Library," Memo (April 1972).
"Update of DLC-12/POPLIB," Informal Notes (August 1971).
W. E. Ford, "The POPOP4 Library (DLC-12)," Memo (August 1971).
W. E. Ford, "The POPOP4 Library (DLC-12)," Memo (May 1971).
W. E. Ford, "The POPOP4 Library (DLC-12)," Memo (November 1970).
W. E. Ford, "The POPOP4 Library (DLC-12)," Memo (September 1970).
W. E. Ford, III, "The POPOP4 Library of Neutron-Induced Secondary Gamma-Ray Yield and Cross Section Data (POPOP4 Memo No. 1)," CTC-42 (1970).
W. E. Ford, III, "The POPOP4 Library and Codes for Preparing Secondary Gamma-Ray
Production Cross Sections," ORNL-TM-3367 (April 1971).
b. Background information:
W. E. Ford, III, and J. S. Gillen, "The Testing of 238U Secondary Gamma-Ray Production Data
Sets from the POPOP4 Library," ORNL-TM-3482 (February 1972 and Errata May 8, 1972).
11. CONTENTS OF LIBRARY
Included are the referenced documents and one tape cartridge in TAR format which contains the
library and source code and sample problem input and output.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
September 1970; updated December 1970; revised May 1984 and February 1990.
Initial library - September 1970. Contained 139 data sets.
First update - December 1970. Two sets deleted, 86 added.
DLC-12B - May 1971. One set voided, three corrected, 10 added.
DLC-12C - August 1971. One set voided, 10 sets added.
DLC-12D - April 1972. One set voided, one set added.
KEYWORD: GAMMA-RAY PRODUCTION DATA