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Title: White Paper on Nuclear Data Needs and Capabilities for Basic Science

Abstract

Reliable nuclear structure and reaction data represent the fundamental building blocks of nuclear physics and astrophysics research, and are also of importance in many applications. There is a continuous demand for high-quality updates of the main nuclear physics databases via the prompt compilation and evaluation of the latest experimental and theoretical results. The nuclear physics research community benefits greatly from comprehensive, systematic and up-to-date reviews of the experimentally determined nuclear properties and observables, as well as from the ability to rapidly access these data in user-friendly forms. Such credible databases also act as a bridge between science, technology, and society by making the results of basic nuclear physics research available to a broad audience of users, and hence expand the societal utilization of nuclear science. Compilation and evaluation of nuclear data has deep roots in the history of nuclear science research, as outlined in Appendix 1. They have an enormous impact on many areas of science and applications, as illustrated in Figure 2 for the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF) database. The present workshop concentrated on the needs of the basic nuclear science community for data and capabilities. The main role of this community is to generate and usemore » data in order to understand the basic nuclear forces and interactions that are responsible for the existence and the properties of all nuclides and, as a consequence, to gain knowledge about the origins, evolution and structure of the universe. Thus, the experiments designed to measure a wealth of nuclear properties towards these fundamental scientific goals are typically performed from within this community.« less

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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1358313
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-731502
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344; AC02-06CH11357; AC02-98CH10886; AC02-05CB11231; SC0016948; AC05-76OR00022; FG02-97ER41033; AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Batchelder, J., Kawano, T., Kelley, J., Kondev, F. G., McCutchan, E., Smith, M., Sonzogni, A., Thoennessen, M., and Thompson, I. White Paper on Nuclear Data Needs and Capabilities for Basic Science. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1358313.
Batchelder, J., Kawano, T., Kelley, J., Kondev, F. G., McCutchan, E., Smith, M., Sonzogni, A., Thoennessen, M., & Thompson, I. White Paper on Nuclear Data Needs and Capabilities for Basic Science. United States. doi:10.2172/1358313.
Batchelder, J., Kawano, T., Kelley, J., Kondev, F. G., McCutchan, E., Smith, M., Sonzogni, A., Thoennessen, M., and Thompson, I. Sun . "White Paper on Nuclear Data Needs and Capabilities for Basic Science". United States. doi:10.2172/1358313. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1358313.
@article{osti_1358313,
title = {White Paper on Nuclear Data Needs and Capabilities for Basic Science},
author = {Batchelder, J. and Kawano, T. and Kelley, J. and Kondev, F. G. and McCutchan, E. and Smith, M. and Sonzogni, A. and Thoennessen, M. and Thompson, I.},
abstractNote = {Reliable nuclear structure and reaction data represent the fundamental building blocks of nuclear physics and astrophysics research, and are also of importance in many applications. There is a continuous demand for high-quality updates of the main nuclear physics databases via the prompt compilation and evaluation of the latest experimental and theoretical results. The nuclear physics research community benefits greatly from comprehensive, systematic and up-to-date reviews of the experimentally determined nuclear properties and observables, as well as from the ability to rapidly access these data in user-friendly forms. Such credible databases also act as a bridge between science, technology, and society by making the results of basic nuclear physics research available to a broad audience of users, and hence expand the societal utilization of nuclear science. Compilation and evaluation of nuclear data has deep roots in the history of nuclear science research, as outlined in Appendix 1. They have an enormous impact on many areas of science and applications, as illustrated in Figure 2 for the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF) database. The present workshop concentrated on the needs of the basic nuclear science community for data and capabilities. The main role of this community is to generate and use data in order to understand the basic nuclear forces and interactions that are responsible for the existence and the properties of all nuclides and, as a consequence, to gain knowledge about the origins, evolution and structure of the universe. Thus, the experiments designed to measure a wealth of nuclear properties towards these fundamental scientific goals are typically performed from within this community.},
doi = {10.2172/1358313},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun May 14 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sun May 14 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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