Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 256
Number of page(s) 6
Section Fusion applications
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07494

Development needs of nuclear data for fusion technology

U. Fischer1, P. Batistoni2, R. Forrest3, C. Konno4, R.L. Perel5, K. Seidel6 and S.P. Simakov1

1  Association FZK-Euratom, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut für Reaktorsicherheit, P.O. Box 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
2  Associazione ENEA-Euratom, ENEA Fusion Division, Via E. Fermi 27, 00044 Frascati, Italy
3  Euratom/UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB, UK
4  Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken 319-1195, Japan
5  Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
6  Technische Universität Dresden, Institut für Kern- und Teilchenphysik, 01062 Dresden, Germany

Published online: 21 May 2008

An overview is presented of the nuclear data required for nuclear design analyses of fusion technology focusing on ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, and IFMIF, the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility. The status of the available data evaluations and libraries is reviewed with regard to the required materials/nuclides and data types and, in particular, with regard to their quality as compared to differential and integral experimental data. Future development needs are identified on this basis addressing nuclear data evaluations for neutron and photon transport simulations, cross section data for activation and transmutation calculations, and co-variance data for uncertainty analyses.

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