Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 317
Number of page(s) 4
Section Accelerator applications
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07429

Nuclear data needs for decommissioning and design of nuclear facilities

I.C. Sagrado García1, V. Blideanu1, S. Delacroix2, J.M. Dumas1, D. Ridikas1 and A. Van Lauwe1

1  CEA Saclay DSM/DAPNIA, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2  Institut Curie-Centre de Proton-Thérapie d'Orsay, France

Published online: 21 May 2008

Design and decommissioning of large-scale nuclear facilities is nowadays a high-interest activity for the nuclear community. Nuclear data have an important role in R&D studies for accelerator-based applications and decommissioning of nuclear facilities including nuclear reactors. Most of these studies use simulations to predict activity levels and dose rates, to design shielding components, etc. The different data libraries and/or reaction models included in the transport codes are essential for these calculations. In this contribution we present several examples of the nuclear data usage for this type of applications. We show the importance of a correct use of nuclear data and reaction models for the accuracy of the results obtained by simulations.

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