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Summary Report of an IAEA Technical Meeting on Co-ordination of the International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data Evaluators

Abstract

Biennial meetings of the International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data (NSDD) evaluators are held under the auspices of the IAEA. The Network consists of evaluation groups and data service centres in several countries. This Network has the objective of providing up-to-date nuclear structure and decay data for all known nuclides by evaluating all existing experimental data. Data resulting from this international evaluation collaboration are included in the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF) and published in the journals Nuclear Physics A and Nuclear Data Sheets (NDS). The results represent the recommended 'best values' for the various nuclear structure and decay data properties. These data and bibliographic details are also available through the World Wide Web, CD-ROM, wall charts of the nuclides, Nuclear Wallet Cards and other such media. The US efforts are coordinated by the Coordinating Committee of the US Nuclear Data Program. The ENSDF master database is maintained by the US National Nuclear Data Centre at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and these data are also available from other distribution centres including the IAEA Nuclear Data Section. Biennial meetings of the Network are sponsored by the IAEA Nuclear Data Section, and have the following objectives: (a) coordination of the  More>>
Authors:
Abriola, D.; Dimitriou, P.; [1]  Ricard-McCutchan, E.; Tuli, J. K. [2] 
  1. IAEA Nuclear Data Section, Vienna (Austria)
  2. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Aug 15, 2013
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INDC(NDS)-0635
Resource Relation:
Conference: IAEA Technical Meeting on Co-ordination of the International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data Evaluators, Kuwait (Kuwait), 27-31 Jan 2013
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; DECAY; DIAGRAMS; EVALUATION; IAEA; ISOTOPES; MEETINGS; MEMBER STATES; NUCLEAR DATA COLLECTIONS; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; NUCLEAR STRUCTURE
OSTI ID:
22178114
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, International Nuclear Data Committee, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA13R1307002608
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available on-line: https://www-nds.iaea.org/publications/indc/indc-nds-0635.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
86 page(s)
Announcement Date:
Jan 09, 2014

Citation Formats

Abriola, D., Dimitriou, P., Ricard-McCutchan, E., and Tuli, J. K. Summary Report of an IAEA Technical Meeting on Co-ordination of the International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data Evaluators. IAEA: N. p., 2013. Web.
Abriola, D., Dimitriou, P., Ricard-McCutchan, E., & Tuli, J. K. Summary Report of an IAEA Technical Meeting on Co-ordination of the International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data Evaluators. IAEA.
Abriola, D., Dimitriou, P., Ricard-McCutchan, E., and Tuli, J. K. 2013. "Summary Report of an IAEA Technical Meeting on Co-ordination of the International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data Evaluators." IAEA.
@misc{etde_22178114,
title = {Summary Report of an IAEA Technical Meeting on Co-ordination of the International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data Evaluators}
author = {Abriola, D., Dimitriou, P., Ricard-McCutchan, E., and Tuli, J. K.}
abstractNote = {Biennial meetings of the International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data (NSDD) evaluators are held under the auspices of the IAEA. The Network consists of evaluation groups and data service centres in several countries. This Network has the objective of providing up-to-date nuclear structure and decay data for all known nuclides by evaluating all existing experimental data. Data resulting from this international evaluation collaboration are included in the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF) and published in the journals Nuclear Physics A and Nuclear Data Sheets (NDS). The results represent the recommended 'best values' for the various nuclear structure and decay data properties. These data and bibliographic details are also available through the World Wide Web, CD-ROM, wall charts of the nuclides, Nuclear Wallet Cards and other such media. The US efforts are coordinated by the Coordinating Committee of the US Nuclear Data Program. The ENSDF master database is maintained by the US National Nuclear Data Centre at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and these data are also available from other distribution centres including the IAEA Nuclear Data Section. Biennial meetings of the Network are sponsored by the IAEA Nuclear Data Section, and have the following objectives: (a) coordination of the work of all centres and groups participating in the compilation, evaluation and dissemination of NSDD; (b) maintenance of and improvements to the standards and rules governing NSDD evaluations; (c) review of the development and common use of computerized systems and databases maintained specifically for this activity. In those meetings detailed studies and discussions are undertaken over a five-day period. This document represents a summary of the Network meeting held at the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), Safat, Kuwait, from 27 to 31 January 2013. Thirty-six nuclear data specialists from seventeen countries attended this meeting to discuss their work as well as problems of common interest, particular with respect to the active membership of the mass chain evaluation team responsible for ENSDF. The first two days were dedicated to a combination of organisational, administrative, and technical reviews and discussion papers concerning the progress made and problems that have been encountered during the last two years. The last three days of the meeting, specific mass chain activities, horizontal evaluations and technical issues were discussed. Problems are still being experienced in maintaining a suitable number of mass chain evaluators (expressed as FTE - Full Time Employment). The uncertain future of the Network, partly due to the aging of the majority of existing evaluators and partly due to the fact that evaluators are overburdened with many other research activities and duties, was an important issue at the meeting. This makes it rather difficult to maintain the high quality of evaluations that has been achieved over the years by the meticulous work of Network members, Member States are urged to support the continuing efforts of the Network to train new evaluators by providing the proper working environment in their respective institutions. Thanks to IAEA efforts, six evaluators are currently being supported and are actively contributing to the evaluation effort.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2013}
month = {Aug}
}