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Studies from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the Area of Nuclear Engineering Described (Developments of the EXFOR Database: Possible New...

September 3, 2014

Studies from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the Area of Nuclear Engineering Described (Developments of the EXFOR Database: Possible New Formats)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Investigators discuss new findings in Nuclear Engineering. According to news originating from Vienna, Austria, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The EXFOR database is a collection of experimental nuclear reaction data, maintained by the IAEA on behalf of the International Network of Nuclear Reaction Data Centres (NRDC). The format for the storage of such data was first described in 1969 and while there have been many incremental changes over the years so that the format is now capable of containing a very wide range of measurement results, there is a growing realisation that a major change is required."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), "Consequently the IAEA Nuclear Data Section (NDS) organised a Consultant's Meeting on 'Further Development of EXFOR' in 2012. This was an opportunity for a range of international experts to discuss ways of improving EXFOR and while this focused on new formats there was also discussion on ways of storing new data, new output formats and software tools such as editors. This paper will discuss recent and proposed changes to enable new quantities to be stored (such as coincidence measurements and covariances), the range of output formats available (e.g."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "C4 and X4+) which make interaction with the data more user friendly and the possible use of XML to modernise the database."

For more information on this research see: Developments of the EXFOR Database: Possible New Formats. Nuclear Data Sheets, 2014;120():268-271. Nuclear Data Sheets can be contacted at: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, 525 B St, Ste 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, USA. (Elsevier -; Nuclear Data Sheets -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from R.A. Forrest, IAEA, A-1400 Vienna, Austria. Additional authors for this research include V. Zerkin and S. Simakov.

Keywords for this news article include: Vienna, Europe, Austria, Nuclear Engineering

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Source: Journal of Engineering

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