RSICC DATA PACKAGE DLC-243
1. NAME AND TITLE OF DATA LIBRARY
TENDL-2008-ACE: TALYS-Based Cross Section Library for Use with MCNP(X).
2. NAME AND TITLE OF DATA RETRIEVAL PROGRAMS
MAKXSF: Preparer of Cross Sections distributed with the LANL MCNP code system.
NRG - Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group, Petten, The Netherlands, through the OECD NEA Data Bank, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.
4. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND INFORMATION
The TENDL-2008 library (TALYS-based Evaluated Nuclear Data Library), developed at NRG, was processed to the ACE format for use with Monte Carlo codes. It consists of a set of 348 neutron data files for isotopes from F-19 to Po-209, stable and long-lived nuclides, completely and consistently evaluated using the TALYS-1.0 nuclear reaction code package (NEA-1737 and PSR-539). For all isotopes and incident particles, the same methodology is applied to obtain cross sections, angular distributions, double differential data, gamma production data, isomeric production cross sections covariance information. The result is a nuclear data library with mutually consistent reaction and covariance information for all isotopes. Full information is available on www.talys.eu/tendl-2008.
5. APPLICATION OF THE DATA
The TENDL-2008 library has been checked with the CHECKR, FIZCON and PSYCHE checking programs and successfully processed with NJOY-99.161 into ACE format to create this library for use in MCNP5 and MCNPX calculations. ACE files are provided for neutrons, protons, deuterons, tritons, helions and alpha particles.
6. SOURCE AND SCOPE OF DATA
NEUTRON SUBLIBRARY - A total number of 348 isotopes, 267 stable and 81 radioactive (from F-19 to Bi-210). No fissionable elements are included.
PROTON SUBLIBRARY - A total number of 344 isotopes (from F-19 to Bi-210) are evaluated for incident protons up to 200 MeV.
DEUTERON SUBLIBRARY - A total number of 336 isotopes (from F-19 to Bi-210) are evaluated for incident deuterons up to 200 MeV.
TRITON SUBLIBRARY - A total number of 339 isotopes (from F-19 to Bi-210) are evaluated for incident tritons up to 200 MeV.
HELIUM-3 SUBLIBRARY - A total number of 338 isotopes (from F-19 to Bi-210) are evaluated for incident Helium-3 up to 200 MeV.
ALPHA SUBLIBRARY - A total number of 342 isotopes (from F-19 to Bi-210) are evaluated for incident alphas up to 200 MeV.
PROTON SUBLIBRARY - A total number of 327 isotopes (from F-19 to Hg-204) are evaluated for incident gammas up to 200 MeV.
7. DISCUSSION OF THE DATA RETRIEVAL PROGRAM
MAKXSF, which is distributed with MCNP(X), can be used to convert MCNP Type 1 (ASCII) data to Type 2 (binary).
8. DATA FORMAT AND COMPUTER
ASCII card images; Unix workstation, PC, or Mac (D00243MNYCP00).
This is the same package that the NEADB distributes as NEA-1837/01.
9. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
The ASCII-to-binary conversion can generally be accomplished within a few seconds, even for large data files. MCNP run times vary depending on a number of factors.
a. Documentation available with library
A.J. Koning and D. Rochman, "TENDL-2008: Consistent TALYS-based Evaluated Nuclear Data Library Including Covariance Data", JEFF-DOC 1262 (November 17, 2008).
b. Other useful documentation
A.J. Koning, S. Hilaire and M.C. Duijvestijn, "TALYS-1.0", Proceedings of the International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, O. Bersillon, F. Gunsing, E. Bauge, R. Jacqmin and S. Leray Eds., Nice, France, EDP Sciences, p. 211 (22-27 April 2007).
A.J. Koning, "New working methods for nuclear data evaluation: how to make a nuclear data library?", Proceedings of the International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, Nice, France, editors O.Bersillon, F.Gunsing, E.Bauge, R.Jacqmin, and S.Leray, EDP Sciences, 2008, p. 679-684 (22-27 April 2007).
A.J. Koning and D. Rochman, "Towards sustainable nuclear energy: Putting nuclear physics to work" Annals of Nucl. Energy 35 (2008) 2024.
Experimental Nuclear Reaction Data (EXFOR / CSISRS), http://www.nndc.bn!.gov/exfor/exfor00.htm
S.F. Mughabghab, "Atlas of Neutron Resonances: Thermal Cross Sections and Resonance Parameters", Elsevier Publisher, Amsterdam, 2006.
M.C. Duijvestijn and A.J. Koning, "New intermediate-energy nuclear data libraries for Fe" Ann. Nuc. En. 33, 1196 (2006).
A.J. Koning and M.C. Duijvestijn, "New nuclear data evaluations for Ge isotopes" Nucl. Instr. Meth. B248, 197 (2006).
A.J. Koning, M.C. Duijvestijn, S.C. van der Marck, R. Klein Meulekamp, and A. Hogenbirk, "New nuclear data libraries for Pb and Bi and their impact on ADS design", Nucl. Sci. Eng. 156, p. 357-390 (2007).
A.J. Koning and M.C. Duijvestijn, "New nuclear data evaluations for Ca and Sc isotopes" Journal Nucl. Sci. Techn. 44, no.6, p. 823-837 (2007).
D. Rochman and A.J. Koning, Nucl. Inst. And Methods in Phys. Research A 589 (2008) 85.
11. CONTENTS OF LIBRARY
The data libraries and the electronic document cited above in Section 10.1 are transmitted on DVD in a WinZIP file which includes data libraries and xsdir files. Uncompressed ASCII files are about 5.8 GB.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
KEYWORDS: MCNP FORMAT; NEUTRON CROSS SECTIONS