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Development of global medium-energy nucleon-nucleus optical model potentials

Description: The authors report on the development of new global optical model potentials for nucleon-nucleus scattering at medium energies. Using both Schroedinger and Dirac scattering formalisms, the goal is to construct a physically realistic optical potential describing nucleon-nucleus elastic scattering observables for a projectile energy range of (perhaps) 20 meV to (perhaps) 2 GeV and a target mass range of 16 to 209, excluding regions of strong nuclear deformation. They use a phenomenological approach guided by conclusions from recent microscopic studies. The experimental database consists largely of proton-nucleus elastic differential cross sections, analyzing powers, spin-rotation functions, and total reaction cross sections, and neutron-nucleus total cross sections. They will use this database in a nonlinear least-squares adjustment of optical model parameters in both relativistic equivalent Schroedinger (including relativistic kinematics) and Dirac (second-order reduction) formalisms. Isospin will be introduced through the standard Lane model and a relativistic generalization of that model.
Date: August 1, 1997
Creator: Madland, D.G. & Sierk, A.J.
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Current status of ENDF/B-VI

Description: Version VI of the Evaluated Nuclear Data File (ENDF/B-VI) was released in 1990. For ENDF/B-VI major emphasis was placed on standards, isotopic evaluations, energy balance, improved resonance region representations, and improvement of neutronics files for important actinides. Data testing proceeds at a pace much slower than previous versions but more results are now being accumulated. Two versions have been released to data and a third is planned after the next meeting of the Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG), currently planned for October 1994.
Date: October 1, 1994
Creator: Roussin, R. W.; Young, P. G. & McKnight, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recent progress in the 3N system including three-nucleon forces

Description: A new single Faddeev equation for the inclusion of a three-nucleon force (3NF) into the three-nucleon (3N) continuum and a new partial wave decomposition of a 3NF is presented. This allows for the first time in momentum space calculations the inclusion of a 3NF in higher angular momenta. The authors present converged calculations including a 3NF up to j{sub max} = 6 for the three-nucleon bound state and j{sub max} = 3 in the 3N continuum, where j is the total nucleon-nucleon angular momentum. Several 3N Hamiltonians are generated based on modern nucleon-nucleon (NN) forces and properly adjusted 3NFs, which give the correct triton binding energy. They are used to analyze recent measurements of spin transfer coefficients in elastic nucleon-deuteron scattering. They show that scales with the triton binding energy, whereas K{sub y}{sup z{prime}z{prime}} does not.
Date: July 1, 1997
Creator: Hueber, D.; Witala, H.; Kamada, H.; Nogga, A. & Gloeckle, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The effect of the new nucleon-nucleus elastic scattering data in LAHET{trademark} Version 2.8 on neutron displacement cross section calculations

Description: The latest release of the medium-energy Monte Carlo transport code LAHET includes a new nucleon-nucleus elastic scattering treatment based on a global medium-energy phenomenological optical-model potential. Implementation of this new model in LAHET allows nuclear elastic scattering for neutrons with energies greater than 15 MeV and for protons with energies greater than 50 MeV. Previous investigations on the impact of the new elastic scattering data revealed that the addition of the proton elastic scattering channel can lead to a significant increase in the calculated damage energy under certain conditions. The authors report here results on the impact of the new elastic scattering data on calculated displacement cross sections in various elements for neutrons with energies in the range 16 to 3,160 MeV. Calculated displacement cross sections at 20 MeV in low-mass materials are in better agreement with SPECTER-calculated cross sections.
Date: October 1, 1997
Creator: Pitcher, E.J.; Ferguson, P.D.; Russell, G.J.; Prael, R.E.; Madland, D.G.; Court, J.D. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adaptation of a nucleon-nucleus elastic scattering model for LAHET{trademark}

Description: The LAHET Monte Carlo code for the transport and interaction of nucleons, pions, muons, light ions, and antinucleons has been upgraded by the addition of an elastic scattering model for neutrons above 15 MeV and protons above 50 MeV. Earlier elastic scattering in LAHET has been limited to neutrons below 100 MeV, using a library of elastic optical-model cross sections generated using the Bechetti-Greenlees potential. The new methodology has been adapted from the HERMES code. However, the sampling algorithm for the center-of-mass scattering angle has been completely rewritten, and the elastic cross section data has been replaced below 400 MeV. The new method is viewed as an intermediate step in the effort to provide a library of both elastic and non-elastic cross sections from a global optical-model potential for LAHET usage.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Prael, R.E. & Madland, D.G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Processing needs and constraints: neutron data processing

Description: New applications for processed data and increased accuracy requirements have generated needs for change in the Evaluated Nuclear Data Files (ENDF). Some constraints must be removed to allow this growth to take place, but other strong constraints must remain to protect existing users.
Date: January 1, 1980
Creator: MacFarlane, R.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Polarization phenomena in few-body systems

Description: Recent polarization studies in N--N scattering at and below 50 MeV have provided specific and significant improvements in the phase-shift parameters. High energy investigations with both polarized proton beams and targets have shown unexpectedly large spin effects, and this provides a challenge for theoretical effort to explain these results. Experimental and theoretical work on the three-nucleon problem continues to yield new and interesting results, with the emphasis now shifting to polarization studies in the breakup reaction. On- going work on several-nucleon systems continues to provide polarization data for general analyses, nuclear structure information, or specific resonance effects. Finally, the basic interaction symmetries continue to have unique and important consequences for polarization observables. 17 figures. (auth)
Date: December 1, 1975
Creator: Conzett, H.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Integrated system for production of neutronics and photonics calculational constants. Neutron-induced interactions: bibliography of experimental data

Description: The bibliographic citations in the Experimental Cross Section Information Library (ECSIL) as of July 4, 1976 are tabulated. The tabulation has three arrangements: alphabetically by author, alphabetically by publication, and numerically by reference number.
Date: July 4, 1976
Creator: MacGregor, M. H.; Cullen, D. E.; Howerton, R. J. & Perkins, S. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Integrated system for production of neutronics and photonics calculational constants. Supplemental neutron-induced interactions (Z less than or equal to 35): graphical, experimental data

Description: This report (Vol. 8) presents graphs of supplemental neutron-induced cross sections in the Experimental Cross Section Information Library (ECSIL) as of July 4, 1976. It consists of interactions where more than one data set is needed to show cross-section behavior. In contrast, Vol. 7 of this UCRL-50400 series consists primarily of interactions where a single data set contains enough points to show cross-section behavior. In Vol. 7 can be found the total, elastic, capture, and fission cross sections (along with the parameters anti ..nu.., ..cap alpha.., and eta). Volume 8 contains all other reactions. Data are plotted with associated cross-section error bars (when given) and compared with the Evaluated Nuclear Data Library (ENDL) as of July 4, 1976. The plots are arranged in ascending order of atomic number (Z) and atomic weight (A). Part A contains the plots for Z = 1 to 35; Part B contains the plots for Z greater than 35.
Date: July 4, 1976
Creator: Cullen, D. E.; Howerton, R. J.; MacGregor, M. H. & Perkins, S. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Integrated system for production of neutronics and photonics calculational constants. Volume 15, Part C. The LLL Evaluated Nuclear Data Library (ENDL): translation of ENDL neutron-induced interaction data into the ENDF/B format

Description: The LLL evaluated nuclear data library (ENDL) has been translated into the evaluated neutron data file/version B (ENDF/B) format. This translation is for the convenience of those who wish to use ENDL data but who are more familiar with ENDF/B formats and procedures. Only that portion of ENDL dealing with neutron-induced interactions (including photon production from neutron-induced reactions) has been translated.
Date: April 1, 1976
Creator: Howerton, R. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Integrated system for production of neutronics and photonics calculational constants. Neutron-induced interactions: index of experimental data

Description: Indexes to the neutron-induced interaction data in the Experimental Cross Section Information Library (ECSIL) as of July 4, 1976 are tabulated. The tabulation has two arrangements: isotope (ZA) order and reaction-number order.
Date: July 4, 1976
Creator: MacGregor, M. H.; Cullen, D. E.; Howerton, R. J. & Perkins, S. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Neutron Physics Division progress report for period ending February 28, 1977

Description: Summaries are given of research progress in the following areas: (1) measurements of cross sections and related quantities, (2) cross section evaluations and theory, (3) cross section processing, testing, and sensitivity analysis, (4) integral experiments and their analyses, (5) development of methods for shield and reactor analyses, (6) analyses for specific systems or applications, and (7) information analysis and distribution. (SDF)
Date: May 1, 1977
Creator: Maienschein, F. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of the sensitivity of spectrum-average cross sections to individual characteristics of differential excitation functions

Description: A simple procedure for analyzing the sensitivity of computed spectrum-average cross sections to detailed properties of excitation functions for threshold nuclear reactions commonly used in reactor dosimetry is described. This procedure is shown to be useful in identifying specific needs for improved differential data and as a tool to be employed in performing evaluations. Several examples are presented to illustrate the subject matter.
Date: March 1, 1977
Creator: Smith, D. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Benchmark comparisons of evaluated nuclear data files

Description: With the availability and maturity of several evaluated nuclear data files, it is timely to compare the results of integral tests with calculations using these different files. We discuss here our progress in making integral benchmark tests of the following nuclear data files: ENDL-94, ENDF/B-V and -VI, JENDL-3, JEF-2, and BROND-2. The methods used to process these evaluated libraries in a consistent way into applications files for use in Monte Carlo calculations is presented. Using these libraries, we are calculating and comparing to experiment k{sub eff} for 68 fast critical assemblies of {sup 233,235}U and {sup 239}Pu with reflectors of various material and thickness.
Date: May 1, 1994
Creator: Resler, D. A.; Howerton, R. J. & White, R. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

New nuclear data for high-energy all-particle Monte Carlo transport

Description: We are extending the LLNL nuclear data libraries to 250 MeV for neutron and proton interaction with biologically important nuclei; i.e. H, C, N, 0, F, P, and Ca. Because of the large number of reaction channels that open with increasing energies, the data is generated in particle production cross section format with energy-angle correlated distributions for the outgoing particles in the laboratory frame of reference. The new Production Cross Section data Library (PCSL) will be used in PEREGRINE -- the new all-particle Monte Carlo transport code being developed at LLNL for dose calculation in radiation therapy planning.
Date: June 1, 1994
Creator: Cox, L. J.; Chadwick, M. B. & Resler, D. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigations of the structure and electromagnetic interactions of few-body systems. Progress report, 1 July 1991--30 June 1994

Description: In order to make it easy for the reader to see the specific research carried out and the progress made, the following report of progress is done by topic. Each item has a format layout of Topic, Investigators, Objective, Significance, and Description of Progress, followed at the end by the relevant references. As is clear from the topics listed, the emphasis of the GW nuclear theory group has been on the structure and electromagnetic interactions of few-body nuclei. Both low- and intermediate-energy electromagnetic disintegration of these nuclei is considered, including coherent photoproduction of {pi} mesons. When the excitation energy of the target nucleus is low, the aim has been to handle the continuum part of the theoretical work numerically with no approximations, that is, by means of full three- or four-body dynamics. When structure questions are the issue, numerically accurate calculations are always carried through, limited only by the underlying two-body or three-body interactions used as input. Implicit in our work is the question of how far one can go within the traditional nuclear physics framework i.e., nucleons and mesons in a nonrelativistic setting. Our central goal is to carry through state-of-the-art few-body calculations that will serve as a means of determining at what point standard nuclear physics requires introduction of relativity and/or quark degrees of freedom in order to understand the phenomena in question. So far, the problems considered were mostly concerned with low- to medium-energy regimes where little evidence was found that requires going beyond the traditional approach.
Date: July 1, 1994
Creator: Lehman, D. R.; Haberzettl, H.; Maximon, L. C.; Parke, W. C.; Bennhold, C.; Ito, Hiroshi et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluating fission neutron-multiplicity data

Description: The present work had its origins in the practical need to obtain P[sub [nu]] for the purpose of calculating the theoretical response of instrumentation that used a correlation technique to assay spontaneously fissioning nuclides. The assay results are proportional to the factorial moments calculated with the P[sub [nu]] distribution. Obtaining experimentally derived sets of P[sub [nu]] from many sources reported over several decades led immediately to the problem of evaluating the data: Aside from the trivial problem of sometimes not being properly normalized, the first moments ([nu]) = ([nu]) = [Sigma][nu]P[sub [nu]] were typically not in accord with the best recent evaluations, or the calibration of detector efficiency was based on obsolete values for ([nu]) for supposedly well-characterized standard'' nuclides such as [sup 252]Cf. The problem of evaluating P[sub [nu]] is unusual in that, compared to the usual situation where the quantities being evaluated are single numbers, the P[sub [nu]] are sets of numbers, that moreover, are constrained so that [Sigma]P[sub [nu]][triple bond] 1 and [Sigma][nu] P[sub [nu]] = ([nu]), where ([nu]) is usually determined more accurately from a separate experiment than it can be calculated from the experimentally derived P[sub [nu]] distribution.
Date: January 1, 1992
Creator: Zucker, M. S. & Holden, N. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nuclear data requirements for fusion reactor nucleonics

Description: Nuclear data requirements for fusion reactor nucleonics are reviewed and the present status of data are assessed. The discussion is divided into broad categories dealing with data for Fusion Materials Irradiation Test Facility (FMIT), D-T Fusion Reactors, Alternate Fuel Cycles and the Evaluated Data Files that are available or would be available in the near future.
Date: January 1, 1980
Creator: Bhat, M.R. & Abdou, M.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Critical radius and critical number of gas atoms for cavities containing a Van der Waals gas

Description: The effect of gas on void nucleation and growth is particularly important for structural materials in fusion reactors because of the high production of helium by neutron-induced transmutation reactions. Gas reduces the critical radius for bias driven growth and there is a critical number of gas atoms, n/sub g/*, at which the critical radius is reduced essentially to zero. The significance of this is that the time interval to the accumulation of n/sub g/* gas atoms may determine the time to the onset of bias driven swelling where n/sub g/* is large. In previous papers these critical quantities were given for an ideal gas. Recently, we presented the results for a Van der Waals gas. Here the derivation of these relations is presented and further results of calculations are given. At low temperatures (high pressures) the results depart from those of the ideal gas, with the critical number affected more strongly than the critical radius. Comparisons are made with earlier calculations.
Date: January 1, 1983
Creator: Coghlan, W.A. & Mansur, L.K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department