Journal article

On the performance of ENDF/B-VII.0 data for fast neutron fluence calculations

The newest release of the Evaluated Nuclear Data File, ENDF/B-VII.0, has recently become available, along with the announcement of its significant advances over previous versions. The older ENDF/B releases, however, have been assessed for numerous applications in the past and, as such, currently find wide application in the nuclear industry. An analysis of the influence of the recent upgrade in the data file is thus needed with respect to specific practical applications. The present technical note addresses the effects of modifications of the neutron cross-sections in the ENDF/B-VII.0 library, relative to the preceding ENDF/B-VI.8 release, on calculations of the fast neutron fluence accumulated in a PWR reactor pressure vessel, which is of direct relevance for the licensing and safe operation of nuclear power plants.[All rights reserved Elsevier].


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