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The Joint evaluated fission and fusion nuclear data library, JEFF-3.3

Plompen, A. J. M.*; Cabellos, O.*; De Saint Jean, C.*; Fleming, M.*; Algora, A.*; Angelone, M.*; Archier, P.*; Bauge, E.*; Bersillon, O.*; Blokhin, A.*; et al.

European Physical Journal A, 56(7), p.181_1 - 181_108, 2020/07

 Times Cited Count:73 Percentile:99.41(Physics, Nuclear)

The Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion nuclear data library 3.3 is described. New evaluations for neutron-induced interactions with the major actinides $$^{235}$$U, $$^{238}$$U and $$^{239}$$Pu, on $$^{241}$$Am and $$^{23}$$Na, $$^{59}$$Ni, Cr, Cu, Zr, Cd, Hf, W, Au, Pb and Bi are presented. It includes new fission yileds, prompt fission neutron spectra and average number of neutrons per fission. In addition, new data for radioactive decay, thermal neutron scattering, gamma-ray emission, neutron activation, delayed neutrons and displacement damage are presented. JEFF-3.3 was complemented by files from the TENDL project. The libraries for photon, proton, deuteron, triton, helion and alpha-particle induced reactions are from TENDL-2017. The demands for uncertainty quantification in modeling led to many new covariance data. A comparison between results from model calculations using the JEFF-3.3 library and those from benchmark experiments for criticality, delayed neutron yields, shielding and decay heat, reveals that JEFF-3.3 is excellent for a wide range of nuclear technology applications, in particular nuclear energy.

Journal Articles

Dimension-reduced cross-section adjustment method based on minimum variance unbiased estimation

Yokoyama, Kenji; Yamamoto, Akio*; Kitada, Takanori*

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 55(3), p.319 - 334, 2018/03

 Times Cited Count:5 Percentile:64.98(Nuclear Science & Technology)

A new formulation of the cross-section adjustment methodology with the dimensionality reduction technique has been derived. This new formulation is proposed as the dimension reduced cross-section adjustment method (DRCA). Since the derivation of DRCA is based on the minimum variance unbiased estimation (MVUE), an assumption of normal distribution is not required. The result of DRCA depends on a user-defined matrix that determines the dimension reduced feature subspace. We have examine three variations of DRCA, namely DRCA1, DRCA2, and DRCA3. Mathematical investigation and numerical verification have revealed that DRCA2 is equivalent to the currently widely used cross-section adjustment method. Moreover, DRCA3 is found to be identical to the cross-section adjustment method based on MVUE, which has been proposed in the previous study.

Journal Articles

Neutron resonance analysis for nuclear safeguards and security applications

Paradela, C.*; Heyse, J.*; Kopecky, S.*; Schillebeeckx, P.*; Harada, Hideo; Kitatani, Fumito; Koizumi, Mitsuo; Tsuchiya, Harufumi

EPJ Web of Conferences, 146, p.09002_1 - 09002_4, 2017/09

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:95.35

Journal Articles

Methods and approaches to provide feedback from nuclear and covariance data adjustment for improvement of nuclear data files

Palmiotti, G.*; Salvatores, M.*; Yokoyama, Kenji; Ishikawa, Makoto

NEA/NSC/R(2016)6 (Internet), 42 Pages, 2017/05

Journal Articles

New remarks on KERMA factors and DPA cross section data in ACE files

Konno, Chikara; Sato, Satoshi; Ota, Masayuki; Kwon, Saerom; Ochiai, Kentaro

Fusion Engineering and Design, 109-111(Part B), p.1649 - 1652, 2016/11

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:14.27(Nuclear Science & Technology)

Recently we have examined KERMA factors and DPA cross section data in the latest official ACE files of JENDL-4.0, ENDF/B-VII.1, JEFF-3.2 and FENDL-3.0 in more detail and we found out the following new problems on the KERMA factors and DPA cross section data. (1) NJOY bugs and incorrect nuclear data generated KERMA factors and DPA cross section data of no increase with decreasing neutron energy in low neutron energy. (2) Huge helium production data caused drastically large KERMA factors and DPA cross section data in low neutron energy. (3) It seemed that NJOY could not adequately process capture cross section data in File 6, not File 12-15. (4) KERMA factors with the kinematics method are not correct for nuclear data libraries without detailed secondary particle data (energy-angular distribution data). These problems should be resolved based on our study.

Journal Articles

A Report on the 5th ANNRI Conference

Nakamura, Shoji; Toh, Yosuke; Kimura, Atsushi; Katabuchi, Tatsuya*

Kaku Deta Nyusu (Internet), (115), p.49 - 60, 2016/10

This is a report on the 5th ANNRI conference held at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Ookayama in August 4th, 2016.

JAEA Reports

Proceedings of the 2015 Symposium on Nuclear Data; November 19-20, 2015, Ibaraki Quantum Beam Research Center, Tokai-mura, Ibaraki, Japan

Iwamoto, Osamu; Sanami, Toshiya*; Kunieda, Satoshi; Koura, Hiroyuki; Nakamura, Shoji

JAEA-Conf 2016-004, 247 Pages, 2016/09

JAEA-Conf-2016-004.pdf:26.48MB

The 2015 Symposium on Nuclear Data was held at Ibaraki Quantum Beam Research Center, on November 19 and 20, 2015. The symposium was organized by the Nuclear Data Division of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan in cooperation with Nuclear Science and Engineering Center of Japan Atomic Energy Agency and North Kanto Branch of Atomic Energy Society of Japan. In the symposium, there were two tutorials, "Theory of Few-Body Systems and Recent Topics" and "Use of Covariance Data 2015" and four oral sessions, "Recent Research Topics", "Progress of AIMAC Project", "Present Status of JENDL Evaluated Files", and "Nuclear Data Applications". In addition, recent research progress on experiments, evaluation, benchmark and application was presented in a poster session. Among 99 participants, all presentations and following discussions were very active and fruitful. This report consists of total 46 papers including 13 oral and 33 poster presentations.

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Measurement of the $$^{77}$$Se($$gamma$$, n) cross section and uncertainty evaluation of the $$^{79}$$Se(n, $$gamma$$) cross section

Kitatani, Fumito; Harada, Hideo; Goko, Shinji*; Iwamoto, Nobuyuki; Utsunomiya, Hiroaki*; Akimune, Hidetoshi*; Toyokawa, Hiroyuki*; Yamada, Kawakatsu*; Igashira, Masayuki*

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 53(4), p.475 - 485, 2016/04

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:25.63(Nuclear Science & Technology)

JAEA Reports

Proceedings of the 2014 Symposium on Nuclear Data; November 27-28, 2014, Conference hall, Hokkaido University, Sapporo Japan

Aikawa, Masayuki*; Iwamoto, Osamu; Ebata, Shuichiro*; Kunieda, Satoshi; Nakamura, Shoji; Koura, Hiroyuki

JAEA-Conf 2015-003, 332 Pages, 2016/03

JAEA-Conf-2015-003.pdf:30.22MB

The 2014 Symposium on Nuclear Data was held at Conference Hall, Hokkaido University, on November 27 and 28, 2014. The symposium was organized by the Nuclear Data Division of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, Hokkaido Branch of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, and Nuclear Reaction Data Centre, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University in cooperation with Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate of Japan Atomic Energy Agency. In the symposium, there were two tutorials, "Cross section measurement strategy for long lived fission product" and "Physics and Nuclear Data in Radiation Therapy" and four sessions, "A Neutron TOF Measurement Instrument desired by Nuclear Data Community", "Recent Topics", "Application of Nuclear Data", and "Nuclear Theory and Nuclear Data". In addition, recent research progress on experiments, evaluation, benchmark and application was presented in a poster session. Among 88 participants, all presentations and following discussions were very active and fruitful. This report consists of total 62 papers including 2 tutorials, 16 oral and 44 poster presentations.

Journal Articles

Nuclear data evaluation of the $$^7$$Li(p,xn) reaction for incident energies up to 200 MeV

Matsumoto, Yuiki*; Watanabe, Yukinobu*; Kunieda, Satoshi; Iwamoto, Osamu

JAEA-Conf 2015-003, p.191 - 196, 2016/03

Neutron emission from the $$^7$$Li(p,n)$$^7$$Be reaction can be divided into two components: a mono-energetic component for the transition to the ground and the 1st excited states and a continuum component formed by $$^7$$Li breakup processes. For the former, we have obtained the differential cross sections by interpolation based on Legendre fitting of available experimental data up to 45 MeV and apply DWBA calculations above 45 MeV. Next, we have applied the CCONE code to DDX calculations of the continuum component, and adjusted pre-equilibrium model parameters to reproduce experimental data well. Finally, both the results are merged and then the evaluated DDX data are completed.

Journal Articles

Development of multi-group neutron activation cross-section library for decommissioning of nuclear facilities

Okumura, Keisuke; Kojima, Kensuke; Tanaka, Kenichi*

JAEA-Conf 2015-003, p.43 - 47, 2016/03

In the safety assessment concerning disposal of radioactive wastes generated in the decommissioning of nuclear facilities, it is necessary to evaluate the radionuclide inventory produced by the activation of structured materials. For this purpose, we have to pay much attention to the activation of many impurities irradiated in various neutron spectra depending on their positions and materials. Therefore, accurate activation cross-section data are necessary for many nuclides and reactions. A new multi-group neutron activation cross-section library (MAXS) was developed based on the recent nuclear data JENDL-4.0 and JEFF-3.0/A to apply it to the activation calculations for the decommissioning of nuclear facilities. The library contains cross-sections and isomeric ratios for many reactions such as (n,$$gamma$$), (n,f), (n,2n), (n,3n), (n,p), (n,$$alpha$$), (n,d), (n,t), (n,n$$alpha$$), (n,np), and so on, for 779 nuclides, in the 199-energy group structure of VITAMIN-B6.

Journal Articles

Minor actinide neutron capture cross-section measurements with a 4$$pi$$ Ge spectrometer

Koizumi, Mitsuo; Osa, Akihiko; Toh, Yosuke; Kimura, Atsushi; Mizumoto, Motoharu; Oshima, Masumi; Igashira, Masayuki*; Osaki, Toshiro*; Harada, Hideo*; Furutaka, Kazuyoshi*; et al.

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 562(2), p.767 - 770, 2006/06

 Times Cited Count:6 Percentile:45.27(Instruments & Instrumentation)

In order to measure the neutron capture cross section of minor actinides, we have proposed the use of a 4$$pi$$ Ge spectrometer. A Time-of-Flight neutron beam line for the experiment has been constructed at the KURRI electron LINAC. The assembling of the 4$$pi$$ Ge spectrometer is in progress. We are also developing a new data acquisition system based on a digital processing technique.

Journal Articles

Measurement of energetic charged particles produced in fusion materials with 14 MeV neutron irradiation

Ochiai, Kentaro; Kondo, Keitaro; Murata, Isao*; Miyamaru, Hiroyuki*; Kubota, Naoyoshi; Takahashi, Akito*; Nishitani, Takeo

Fusion Engineering and Design, 75-79, p.859 - 863, 2005/11

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:0.01(Nuclear Science & Technology)

The Fusion Neutronics Source (FNS) of JAERI currently carries out the measurements of energetic charged particles emitted from fusion materials irradiated with a well-collimated 14 MeV neutron beam. At the beginning, the double differential cross section beryllium was measured. We have measured proton, triton and a particle emitted from a beryllium sample of 100 $$mu$$m in thickness.The a particle and triton were produced by $$^{9}$$Be(n,$$alpha$$)$$^{6}$$He, $$^{9}$$Be(n,2n)2$$alpha$$ and $$^{9}$$Be(n,t)$$^{7}$$Li reactions respectively. Measured total reaction rates from the counts of a particles and tritons were 2.7$$times$$10$$^{-24}$$ and 6$$times$$10$$^{-27}$$/atom/neutron, respectively, which were consistent with the calculated values from the nuclear data JENDL-3.2.

JAEA Reports

Program POD-P; A Computer code to calculate cross sections for neutron-induced preequilibrium nuclear reactions

Kunieda, Satoshi; Ichihara, Akira

JAERI-Data/Code 2005-005, 33 Pages, 2005/09

JAERI-Data-Code-2005-005.pdf:1.5MB

The computer code, POD-P, was developed to calculate energy spectra and angular distributions of emitted particles for the neutron-induced preequiliblium nuclear reactions. The energy-differential cross sections are computed with the classical one-component exciton model for the nucleon and composite-particle emissions. Along with this, the semi-empirical exciton models are also used for the composite-particle emissions. The double-differential cross sections are derived from those model calculations plus the angular-distribution systematics. The computational method and explanation of input parameters are given with some output examples.

Journal Articles

JENDL photonuclear data file

Kishida, Norio*; Murata, Toru*; Asami, Tetsuo*; Kosako, Kazuaki*; Maki, Koichi*; Harada, Hideo*; Lee, Y.*; Chang, J.*; Chiba, Satoshi; Fukahori, Tokio

AIP Conference Proceedings 769, p.199 - 202, 2005/05

Nuclear data for photonuclear reactions are required in the field of shielding design of high-energy electron accelerators and high-energy $$gamma$$-ray therapy. The JENDL Photonuclear Data File was prepared by a working group on nuclear data evaluations for photonuclear reactions in Japanese Nuclear Data Committee. From a survey of many literatures, it is difficult to construct the photonuclear data file by using only measured data, since there are not sufficient experimental data. We were therefore evaluating with theoretical calculations based on statistical nuclear reaction models. The photonuclear cross sections that are to be contained in the file are as follows: photoabsorption cross sections, yield cross sections and DDX for neutrons, protons, deuterons, tritons, $$^{3}$$He-particles and alpha-particles, and isotope production cross sections. For the actinide nuclides, photofission cross sections are also included. The maximum energy of incident photons is 140 MeV and stored are the photonuclear data for 68 nuclides from $$^{2}$$H to $$^{237}$$Np.

Journal Articles

Neutron cross-section evaluations for $$^{70,72,73,74,76}$$Ge

Iwamoto, Osamu; Herman, M.*; Mughabghab, S. F.*; Oblozinsk$'y$, P.*; Trkov, A.*

AIP Conference Proceedings 769, p.434 - 437, 2005/05

Entirely new evaluations for all the Ge isotopes, from thermal energy to 20 MeV, has been performed with focus on photon production. In the resonance region, parameters were improved considerably compared to earlier evaluations. In the fast region, code EMPIRE-2.19 was used. Validation was done against photon data on Fe and Nb. Isotopic evaluations for Ge were summed up and compared with available measurements on natural Ge. Various quantities related to photon production, showing strong dependence on neutron incident energy, are discussed.

JAEA Reports

Proceedings of 2004 Symposium on Nuclear Data; November 11-12, 2004, JAERI, Tokai, Japan

Tahara, Yoshihisa*; Fukahori, Tokio

JAERI-Conf 2005-003, 254 Pages, 2005/03

JAERI-Conf-2005-003.pdf:32.21MB

The 2004 Symposium on Nuclear Data was held at Tokai Research Establishment, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI), on 11th and 12th of November 2004. Japanese Nuclear Data Committee and Nuclear Data Center, JAERI organized this symposium. In the oral sessions, presented were 19 papers on topics of nuclear data for LWR and nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear data for ADS development, experiences from use of JENDL-3.3 and requests to JENDL-4, recent cross section measurements, nuclear data for life and material sciences, and nuclear data needs and activities in the World. In the poster session, presented were 21 papers concerning experiments, evaluations, benchmark tests, applications and so on. Those presented papers are compiled in the proceedings.

JAEA Reports

Production of MVP neutron cross section libraries based on the latest evaluated nuclear data files

Mori, Takamasa; Nagaya, Yasunobu; Okumura, Keisuke; Kaneko, Kunio*

JAERI-Data/Code 2004-011, 119 Pages, 2004/07

JAERI-Data-Code-2004-011.pdf:5.93MB

The 2nd version of code system, LICEM-2, has been developed to produce neutron cross section libraries for the MVP continuous energy Monte Carlo code from an evaluated nuclear data library in the ENDF format. The code system can process nuclear data in the latest ENDF-6 format and produce cross section libraries for MVP's capability of transport calculation at arbitrary temperature. By using the present system, MVP neutron cross section libraries have been prepared from the latest evaluations of JENDL, ENDF/B and JEFF data bases. This report describes the specification of MVP neutron cross section library, the details of each code in the code system, how to use them and MVP neutron cross section libraries produced with the code system.

JAEA Reports

Proceedings of the 2003 Symposium on Nuclear Data; November 27-28, 2003, JAERI, Tokai, Japan

Osawa, Takaaki*; Fukahori, Tokio

JAERI-Conf 2004-005, 262 Pages, 2004/04

JAERI-Conf-2004-005.pdf:15.24MB

The 2003 Symposium on Nuclear Data was held at Tokai Research Establishment, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI), on 27th and 28th of November 2003. Japanese Nuclear Data Committee and Nuclear Data Center, JAERI organized this symposium. In the oral sessions, presented were 18 papers on topics of ADS development and nuclear data for transmutation, nuclear data needs for next generation reactors and future JENDL plan, frontier of nuclear physics studies and nuclear data measurements, advanced science study and nuclear data, nuclear data needs and activities in Asian region, future of nuclear data study and other subjects. In the poster session, presented were 26 papers concerning experiments, evaluations, benchmark tests and so on. Those presented papers are compiled in the proceedings.

JAEA Reports

Program CCOM; Coupled-channels optical model calculation with automatic parameter search

Iwamoto, Osamu

JAERI-Data/Code 2003-020, 22 Pages, 2003/12

JAERI-Data-Code-2003-020.pdf:0.98MB

A new program of coupled-channels optical model calculation has been developed for the evaluation of actinide nuclei. The code is composed of by the modules having high independency and large flexibility. The code is written by C++ language using object oriented techniques. The program has capability of fitting of the parameters even for the several nuclei at the same time. The formulae required in the calculation, details of the numerical treatments and the input parameters are described. The examples of the input file and the output are also shown.

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