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Title: A-priori and A-posteriori Covariance Data in Nuclear Cross Section Adjustments: Issues and Challenges

In order to provide useful feedback to evaluators a set of criteria are established for assessing the robustness and reliability of the cross section adjustments that make use of integral experiment information. Criteria are also provided for accepting the “a posteriori” cross sections, both as new “nominal” values and as “trends”. Some indications of the use of the “a posteriori” covariance matrix are indicated, even though more investigation is needed to settle this complex subject.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83415 (United States)
  2. Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22436756
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear Data Sheets; Journal Volume: 123; Conference: International workshop on nuclear data covariances, Santa Fe, NM (United States), 28 Apr - 1 May 2014; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; DATA; DATA COVARIANCES; FEEDBACK; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; TOTAL CROSS SECTIONS