Improving activation cross section data with TALYS
1 Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG), Westerduinweg 3, 1755 LE Petten, The Netherlands
2 International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100, 1400 Vienna, Austria
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Published online: 13 September 2017
Needs for accurate (n,x) activation cross sections for fusion technology have been considered with reference to the current status of the TENDL library. The current work is focused on improving activation cross section data for nuclear reactions relevant mainly for fusion and astrophysical needs. The fits have been performed with the TALYS-1.8 code by means of nuclear model parameter variation, mostly for the optical model and level densities, followed by comparison to recent experimental data taken from EXFOR and other evaluated nuclear databases. The updated cross section data are going to be adopted into the new version of TENDL. The improvements have been performed both for differential as well as integral data sets.
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