The TENDL library: Hope, reality and future
1 Reactor Physics and Systems Behaviour Laboratory, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
2 Nuclear Data Section, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria
3 Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
4 United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Abingdon, UK
5 CEA DAM DIF, Service de Physique Nucléaire, France
6 Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
7 NRG, Petten, The Netherlands
8 OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Paris, France
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Published online: 13 September 2017
The TALYS Evaluated Nuclear Data Library (TENDL) has now 8 releases since 2008. Considerable experience has been acquired for the production of such general-purpose nuclear data library based on the feedback from users, evaluators and processing experts. The backbone of this achievement is simple and robust: completeness, quality and reproducibility. If TENDL is extensively used in many fields of applications, it is necessary to understand its strong points and remaining weaknesses. Alternatively, the essential knowledge is not the TENDL library itself, but rather the necessary method and tools, making the library a side product and focusing the efforts on the evaluation knowledge. The future of such approach will be discussed with the hope of nearby greater success.
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