Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 058
Number of page(s) 4
Section Nuclear models
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07767


A.J. Koning1, S. Hilaire2 and M.C. Duijvestijn1

1  Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group NRG, P.O. Box 25, 1755 ZG Petten, The Netherlands
2  Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, DAM/DIF/DPTA, BP. 12, 91680 Bruyères-le-Châtel, France

Published online: 21 May 2008

TALYS is software that simulates nuclear reactions which involve neutrons, gamma-rays, protons, deuterons, tritons, helions and alpha-particles, in the 1 keV-200 MeV energy range. A suite of nuclear reaction models has been implemented into a single code system, enabling us to evaluate basically all nuclear reactions beyond the resonance range. A short overview is given of the main nuclear models used. The predictive power of the code is illustrated by comparing calculated results with a few sets of experimental observables. Our aim is to show that TALYS represents a robust computational approach that covers the whole path from fundamental nuclear reaction models to the creation of complete data libraries for nuclear applications. All further info on TALYS is available on the website As an important applied example we present SALTY, a nuclear data library for all projectiles, target nuclides and energies in both tabular and ENDF-6 format, that is based entirely on the TALYS nuclear model code.

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