New evaluation of general purpose neutron data for stable W-isotopes up to 200 MeV
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Institute for Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen Germany
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Published online: 30 September 2020
In the frame of the Power Plant Physics and Technology of EUROfusion, new evaluations of general purpose neutron cross-section data were performed for the 180,182,183,184,186W isotopes covering the neutron energy up to 200 MeV. A special version of the TALYS nuclear model code implementing the geometry dependent hybrid model supplied with models for the non-equilibrium cluster emission was applied for calculations of the nuclide production and the energy distribution of the emitted particles. The parameters of the GDH model were properly estimated using measured data for individual tungsten isotopes. The neutron cross-sections were evaluated making use of available experimental data, systematics including estimated A-dependence of components of gas production cross-sections, and covariance information produced as part of the evaluation process. The BEKED code package, developed at KIT, was applied for calculations of co-variances using a dedicated Monte Carlo method. The evaluated data were processed into standard ENDF data format using the TEFAL code and the FOX module of the BEKED system. The evaluated data files were checked for errors and inconsistencies, processed with the NJOY code into ACE data format, and benchmarked against available integral experiments with MCNP neutron transport calculations.
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