Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 197
Number of page(s) 4
Section Evaluated libraries and international collaboration
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07290

The art of collecting experimental data internationally: EXFOR, CINDA and the NRDC network

H. Henriksson1, O. Schwerer2, D. Rochman3, M.V. Mikhaylyukova4 and N. Otuka5, 6

1  OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Data Bank, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
2  Nuclear Data Section, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria
3  National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY, USA
4  Nuclear Data Center (CJD), Institute of Physics and Power Engineering Institute (IPPE), Obninsk, Russian Federation
5  Nuclear Reaction Data Center (JCPRG), Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
6  Nuclear Data Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Tokai, Japan

Published online: 21 May 2008

The world-wide network of nuclear reaction data centres (NRDC) has, for about 40 years, provided data services to the scientific community. This network covers all types of nuclear reaction data, including neutron-induced, charged-particle-induced, and photonuclear data, used in a wide range of applications, such as fission reactors, accelerator driven systems, fusion facilities, nuclear medicine, materials analysis, environmental monitoring, and basic research. The now 13 nuclear data centres included in the NRDC are dividing the efforts of compilation and distribution for particular types of reactions and/or geographic regions all over the world. A central activity of the network is the collection and compilation of experimental nuclear reaction data and the related bibliographic information in the EXFOR and CINDA databases. Many of the individual data centres also distribute other types of nuclear data information, including evaluated data libraries, nuclear structure and decay data, and nuclear data reports. The network today ensures the world-wide transfer of information and coordinated evolution of an important source of nuclear data for current and future nuclear applications.

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