Starts 2 Oct 2017
Ends 13 Oct 2017
Central European Time
ICTP
Giambiagi Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
Training for nuclear physicists and users of nuclear data will be provided. The course includes techniques for basic experimental nuclear data, nuclear structure and reaction models, evaluation procedures and creation and processing of nuclear reaction data libraries for applications.

Participants will learn the basic principles and techniques used in measurements of nuclear reaction data, particularly for neutron-induced reaction cross sections in general and resonance reactions. Modern nuclear theories for structure and reaction modeling will be covered, together with an introduction to the use of relevant nuclear reaction codes for model calculations (TALYS nuclear reaction software).

The process of evaluation of experimental nuclear data and results of theoretical calculations will be presented, along with information, and formats, on the available major nuclear reaction data libraries. An important supplementary aim will be to enable the students to process nuclear data libraries into a form ready to be used for technological applications.


1st week - Nuclear Reaction Data Measurements and Calculation:
  • facilities and experimental techniques for neutron cross-section measurements
  • resonance data evaluation
  • nuclear structure and reaction models for cross-section calculations
  • computer exercises with TALYS nuclear model code
2nd week - Evaluation Methods and Nuclear Data for Advanced Nuclear Technologies:
  • nuclear data evaluation, ENDF formatting and  libraries
  • nuclear data testing and processing with NJOY
  • implications of nuclear data libraries in applied simulations
  • computer exercises using nuclear data processing and application packages

Organizers

Arjan Koning (International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); NAPC/Nuclear Data Section), Jean-Christophe Sublet (International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); NAPC/Nuclear Data Section), Local Organiser: Claudio Tuniz