Evaluated 182,183,184,186W Neutron Cross Sections and Covariances in the Resolved Resonance Region
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has recently completed the resonance parameter evaluation of four tungsten isotopes, i.e., 182,183,184,186W, in the neutron energy range of thermal up to several keV. This nuclear data work was performed with support from the US Nuclear Criticality Safety Program (NCSP) in an effort to provide improved tungsten cross section and covariance data for criticality safety analyses. The evaluation methodology uses the Reich-Moore approximation of the R-matrix formalism of the code SAMMY to fit high-resolution measurements performed in 2010 and 2012 at the Geel linear accelerator facility (GELINA), as well as other experimental data sets on natural tungsten available in the EXFOR library. In the analyzed energy range, this work nearly doubles the resolved resonance region (RRR) present in the latest US nuclear data library ENDF/B-VII.1. In view of the interest in tungsten for distinct types of nuclear applications and the relatively homogeneous distribution of the isotopic tungsten—namely, 182W(26.5%), 183W(14.31%), 184W(30.64%), and 186W(28.43%) - the completion of these four evaluations represents a significant contribution to the improvement of the ENDF library. This paper presents an overview of the evaluated resonance parameters and related covariances for total and capture cross sections on the four tungsten isotopes.
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- Conference: ICNC 2015, Charlotte, NC (United States), 17 Sep 2015
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- Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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- USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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- United States
- 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; TUNGSTEN 186 TARGET; TUNGSTEN 182 TARGET; TUNGSTEN 183 TARGET; TUNGSTEN 184 TARGET; TUNGSTEN 183; TUNGSTEN 184; TUNGSTEN 185; TUNGSTEN 187; GAMMA RADIATION; NEUTRON REACTIONS; KEV RANGE 01-10; TOTAL CROSS SECTIONS; R MATRIX; CROSS SECTIONS; EVALUATED DATA; NUCLEAR DATA COLLECTIONS; APPROXIMATIONS; DATA COVARIANCES; LIBRARIES; RESONANCE; CAPTURE; EV RANGE; MILLI EV RANGE
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