Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for May 2002

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The June bulletin covers the following items:

New publications
Nuclear science
Data Bank

New publications

Advanced Nuclear Reactor Safety Issues and Research Needs
Workshop Proceedings, Paris, France, 18-20 February 2002
344 pages.

Basic Studies on High-temperature Engineering
Second Information Exchange Meeting, Paris, France, 10-12 October 2001
360 pages.

Establishing and Communicating Confidence in the Safety of Deep Geologic Disposal
Approaches and Arguments
Etablir et faire partager la confiance dans la sûreté des dépôts en grande profondeur
Approches et arguments
Bilingual, 188 pages.

Accelerator-Driven Systems (ADS) and Fast Reactors (FR) in Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles - A Comparative Study
ISBN 92-64-18482-1. 352 pages (3.6 mb).
Table of contents (links to individual chapters in pdf format); single file download (pdf format, 3.6 mb).

Nuclear science

The third Nuclear Science Committee workshop on the Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators was held in Santa Fe, USA, on 12-16 May 2002. The following topics were discussed:

  • The impact of accelerator beam interrupts on the design and performance of an Accelerator Driven System (ADS) for the transmutation of nuclear waste;
  • Accelerator spallation target design characteristics;
  • ADS safety and operational characteristics.
A summary of the meeting will be published in July 2002. More information is available at

The NSC Working Party on International Nuclear Data Evaluation Cooperation (WPEC) met on 23-24 May 2002 at the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Geel, Belgium. The Working Party decided to establish a new working group to recommend the nuclear data modifications necessary for improving the reactivity predictions in Light Water Reactors (LWR). An electronic discussion group ( has been set up to facilitate the communication and exchange of ideas. The meeting was preceded by a workshop on nuclear model codes, during which the developers of nuclear reaction model codes agreed to establish a subroutines library. More information about the WPEC is available at

The JEFF Project has issued a new release of its General Purpose Library (JEFF-3.0). This library contains neutron-induced reaction data for 340 materials and five thermal scattering datasets.Pointwise and groupwise formats, as well an ACE format library, will be made available later. More information is available at

Data Bank

Representatives of the network of Nuclear Reaction Data Centres (NRDC) met at the NEA Headquarters on 27-30 May 2002 to discuss co-operation in nuclear data compilation and dissemination. A new protocol for the verification and exchange of compiled nuclear data for the online EXFOR and CINDA databases was adopted. It is expected that the new protocol will reduce the time between the compilation and the loading of the data into the databases. More information about nuclear data compilation and dissemination is available at

Computer program services

A page listing all new programs available in the last 12 months can be found at


New software packages available from the Data Bank

  30-MAY-2002 NEA-1671 DUCT-III (Arrived)
  29-MAY-2002 CCC-0547 DANTSYS3.0, 1-D, 2-D MultiGroup Discrete Ordinate Method Transport (Arrived)
  29-MAY-2002 NEA-1663 PLUTON, 3-Gr. Neutronic Code for Burnup Analysis of Isotope Generation & Depletion in Highly Irradiated LWR Fuel Rods (Arrived)
  27-MAY-2002 PSR-0085 NAISAP (Arrived)
  15-MAY-2002 CCC-0709 TDTORT: Time-Dependent, 3-D, Discrete Ordinates, Neutron Transport Code System with Delayed Neutrons (Arrived)
  13-MAY-2002 NEA-0842 SRAC, Cell Calculation with Burnup, Fuel Management for Thermal Reactors (Arrived)
  13-MAY-2002 DLC-0042 ZZ CLEAR/42B, 126 Neutron-Group, 36 Gamma-Group Coupled Cross-Section in AMPX, CCCC Format, for LMFBR (Arrived)
  10-MAY-2002 NEA-1652 GEM, Monte-Carlo Code for Simulation a Decaying Process of an Excited Nucleus (Arrived)
  10-MAY-2002 NEA-1653 NMTC/JAM, Simulates High Energy Nuclear Reactions and Nuclear-Meson Transport Processes (Arrived)

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