Completeness of neutron-, photo-induced and spontaneous fission yields data
1 National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000, USA
2 Under contract with National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000, USA
3 Nuclear Data Section, International Atomic Energy Agency, Wagramer Str. 5, 1220 Wien, Austria
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Published online: 30 September 2020
Nuclear data collection, evaluation and dissemination activities have been performed worldwide for many years. They are absolutely essential for the overall progress of science and technology to create the complete collections of experimental data sets and associated publications, and store these data in publicly accessible databases. Due to many historical and technological reasons not all published data have been identified and compiled. These "missing data" manifest themselves via scientific publications, data evaluations and nuclear databases comparisons. The detailed analysis of the Nuclear Science References (NSR) and the Experimental Nuclear Reaction (EXFOR) databases shows thousands of previously missed nuclear reaction experiments and creates a roadmap for the creation of complete data records for fission cross sections, yields and covariances. The National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC) program for identification, compilation and storage of missing fission yields data sets is described, and recommendations for improving the databases completeness are given.
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