VITAMIN E: a multipurpose ENDF/B-V coupled neutron-gamma cross section library

J. Barhen, D.G. Cacuci, III Ford W.E., R.W. Roussin, J.J. Wagschal, C.R. Weisbin, J.E. White, R.Q. Wright

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fusion Energy (OFE) and the Division of Reactor Research and Technology (DRRT) jointly sponsored the development of a coupled fine-group cross section library [VITAMIN-C]. The experience gained in the generation, validation and utilization of the VITAMIN-C library along with its broad range of applicability has led to the request for updating this data set using ENDF/B-V. Additional support in this regard has been provided by the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA) and by EPRI in support of weapons analyses and light water reactor shielding and dosimetry problems, respectively. The rationale for developing the multipurpose ENDF/B-V based VITAMIN-E library is presented, with special emphasis on new models used in the data generation algorithms. The library specifications and testing procedures are also discussed in detail. The distribution of the VITAMIN-E library is currently subject to the same restrictions as the distribution of the ENDF/B-V data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNuclear Cross Sections for Technology
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Nuclear Cross Sections for Technology
EditorsFowler J.L., Johnson C.H., Bowman C.D.
Place of PublicationWashington, DC, USA
PublisherU.S. Government Printing Office
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1980

Publication series

NameNational Bureau of Standards Special Publication
PublisherNational Bureau of Standards

Bibliographical note

VITAMIN E;ENDF/B-V coupled neutron-gamma cross section library;weapons analyses;light water reactor shielding;dosimetry problems;


  • fission reactor theory and design
  • nuclear engineering computing


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