1. NAME AND TITLE OF DATA LIBRARY
PVE: 38 Group, P8, Photon Interaction Cross Sections in ANISN Format from
2. NAME AND TITLE OF DATA RETRIEVAL PROGRAMS
BCBN: Program to Convert from Card Image to ANISN Binary Form.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
4. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND INFORMATION
PVE is based on the photon interaction data available in the DLC-113/VITAMIN-E package.
5. APPLICATION OF THE DATA
The data can be used in most discrete ordinates codes and in the CCC-203/MORSE-CG multigroup
Monte Carlo code for photon radiation transport calculations.
6. SOURCE AND SCOPE OF DATA
This 38-group, P8, library of photon interaction cross sections was derived from the photon
interaction data in DLC-113/VITAMIN-E using the NITAWL and ALPO modules of the PSR-63/AMPX-II system. The original VITAMIN-E data were generated from DLC-99/HUGO using the
SMUG module of AMPX-II. Data are provided for elements with atomic number in the range Z=1
7. DISCUSSION OF THE DATA RETRIEVAL PROGRAM
A program called BCBN is provided in the package to convert the PVE data from ANISN card
image to binary form which can then be used directly in most multigroup discrete ordinates codes.
8. DATA FORMAT AND COMPUTER
EBCDIC card images, Fortran IV; IBM-3033.
9. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
Conversion of the entire library took 1.1 m on an IBM-3033.
a. Documentation available with library
R. W. Roussin, Informal Notes, February 1987.
b. Other useful documentation
R. W. Roussin et al., "VITAMIN-E: A Coupled 174 Neutron, 38 Photon Multigroup Cross-Section
Library for Deriving Application-Dependent Working Libraries for Radiation Transport Calculations,"
Draft ORNL/RSIC Report (August 1984).
11. CONTENTS OF LIBRARY
Included are the referenced document (10.a) and one tape cartridge in TAR format or three
(1.2MB) DOS diskettes which contain the photon cross sections and the BCBN conversion program
written in Fortran IV, sample problem JCL, and the sample problem output-list.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
KEYWORDS: ANISN FORMAT; GAMMA-RAY CROSS SECTIONS; MULTIGROUP CROSS SECTIONS BASED ON ENDF/B