Nuclear Data Libraries

  • Yican Wu


The neutronics simulation of nuclear systems relies on the availability of nuclear data to provide accurate numerical representation of the underlying physical processes. Essential nuclear data include energy-dependent reaction cross sections, the energy, and angular distributions of reaction products for various combinations of incident particles and targets, and the atomic and nuclear properties of excited states as well as their radioactive decay data. Nuclear data are the foundation of both nuclear science and technology research and nuclear engineering design. Advanced nuclear systems have the characteristics of complex neutron spectra and angular distribution, complex material composition, and extreme multi-physics coupling. These issues place higher requirements on the accuracy, the width of the energy region, and the species of nuclides for nuclear data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yican Wu
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  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology (INEST)Chinese Academy of SciencesHefeiChina

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