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|Title:||Covariances Obtained from an Evaluation of the Neutron Cross Section Standards|
|Authors:||CARLSON A. D.; BADIKOV S. A.; ZHENPENG Chen; GAI E.; HALE G. M.; HAMBSCH Franz-Josef; HOFMANN H. M.; KAWANO T.; LARSON N. M.; OH S. Y.; PRONYAEV V. G; SMITH D. L.; TAGESEN S.; VONACH H.|
|Citation:||NUCLEAR DATA SHEETS vol. 109 no. 12 p. 2834-2839|
|Publisher:||ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||New measurements and an improved evaluation process were used to obtain a new evaluation of the neutron cross section standards. Efforts were made to include as much information as possible on the components of the data uncertainties that were then used to obtain the covariance matrices for the experimental data. Evaluations were produced from this process for the 6Li(n,t), 10B(n,a), 10B(n,a,gamma), 197Au(n,gamma), 235U(n,f), and 238U(n,f) standard cross sections as well as the non-standard 238U(n,gamma) and 239Pu(n,f) cross sections. There is a general increase in the cross sections for most of the new evaluations, by as much as about 5%, compared with the ENDF/B-VI results. Covariance data were obtained for the 6Li(n,t), 6Li(n,n), 10B(n,a), 10B(n,a1gamma), 10B(n,n), 197Au(n,gamma), 235U(n,f), 238U(n,f), 238U(n,gamma) and 239Pu(n,f) reactions. Also an independent R-Matrix evaluation was produced for the H(n,n) standard cross section however covariance data are not available for this reaction. The evaluations were used in the new ENDF/B-VII library.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements|
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