Nuclear data needs for decommissioning and design of nuclear facilities
ABSTRACT Design and decommissioning of large-scale nuclear facilities is nowadays a high-interest activity for the nuclear community. Nuclear data have an important role in R&D studies for accelerator-based applications and decommissioning of nuclear facilities including nuclear reactors. Most of these studies use simulations to predict activity levels and dose rates, to design shielding components, etc. The different data libraries and/or reaction models included in the transport codes are essential for these calculations. In this contribution we present several examples of the nuclear data usage for this type of applications. We show the importance of a correct use of nuclear data and reaction models for the accuracy of the results obtained by simulations.
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ABSTRACT: We developed a heavy ion transport Monte Carlo code HETC-CYRIC which can treat the fragments produced by heavy ion reactions. The HETC-CYRIC code is made by incorporating a heavy ion reaction calculation routine, which consists of the HIC code, the SPAR code, and the Shen formula, into the hadron transport Monte Carlo code HETC-3-STEP. The results calculated with the HETC-CYRIC were compared with the experimental data, and the HETC-CYRIC gave good agreement with the experiment.Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 10/2001; 183(3-4-183):374-382. DOI:10.1016/S0168-583X(01)00706-6 · 1.19 Impact Factor