Recent Developments in the CONRAD Code regarding Experimental Corrections
1 CEA, DEN, DER, SPRC, LEPh, Cadarache, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France
2 EC-JRC-IRMM, Retieseweg, 2440 Geel, Belgium
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The CONRAD code is an object-oriented software tool developed at CEA Cadarache since 2005 to deal with problems arising during the evaluation process (data assimilation and analysis, physical modelling, propagation of uncertainties…). This paper will present recent developments concerning the experimental corrections, which are required when a neutron resonance shape analysis is performed. Several experimental aspects are detailed in this work:
the possibility to use spectra in energy as well as in time,
the implementation of both analytical (Chi-Square) and Monte-Carlo resolution functions,
the sample homogeneity corrections using log-normal distributions.
Each development aspect is illustrated with several examples and comparisons with other resonance analysis codes (SAMMY, REFIT).
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