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IAEA Nuclear Data Library / Thermal Scattering Law

‚ÄčThe IAEA Nuclear Data Library / Thermal Scattering Law is a database that was assembeled for general use in the public domain as an IAEA NDL in ENDF-6 format at the end of 2006. These data sets have also been fully (or partially) adopted within various international/national nuclear applications libraries for their immediate use (JEFF-3.1 and ENDF/B-VII).

The calculations of the thermal scattering law data were performed a long time ago and were tailored to the computer technology of the sixties. Since then the calculations were repeated for the ENDF/B-VI library, but with essentially the same input data, except for a somewhat extended energy transfer range. Water is the most widely used moderator/coolant in nuclear reactors. Zirconium hydride is used in TRIGA research reactors, which are operated in many laboratories in the world. Objectives:
Produce an improved library of thermal scattering law data for hydrogen bound in water, hydrogen bound in zirconium hydride, and deuterium bound in heavy water.

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Quality Level Quality-checked by the IAEA Secretariat
Completeness Selective. Thermal Neutron Scattering Data for the Moderator Materials H2O, D2O and ZrHx
Update Frequency Occasionally
Last Resource Update 2006
Subject Nuclear Physics
Organizational Source Nuclear Applications
Data Type Evaluated Data Library
Keywords Zirconium hydride; thermal scattering; hydrogen; waste incineration; Thermal Scattering Law; evaluated nuclear data library
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