MON, 09/24/2018 - 4:00PM TO 5:00PM
Fall 2018 Colloquium Series
The Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) released the ENDF/B-VIII.0 evaluated nuclear reaction data library on February 2, 2018. ENDF/B-VIII.0 incorporates many improvements including a nearly completely new thermal neutron scattering sublibrary, the new IAEA standards, and the CIELO project evaluations for neutron reactions on 16O, 56Fe, 235U, 238U and 239Pu. These evaluations are a direct result of improvements in theory and simulation and benefit from recent experimental data obtained in the U.S. and Europe.  In this talk, I will highlight the most important changes in ENDF/B-VIII.0 that impact reactor and shielding applications.
About the Speaker:

Dr. David Brown is a senior scientist at the National Nuclear Data Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory.  Dr. Brown is the ENDF Library Manager, coordinated the release of the ENDF/B-VIII.0 library in Feb. 2018 and developed the ADVANCE continuous integration system for nuclear data quality assurance.  Dr. Brown’s current research focuses on elastic and inelastic scattering at the interfaces between the resolved resonance, unresolved resonance and fast energy regions in structural materials.  He is active in several NEA Working Parties on Evaluation Cooperation (WPEC) including EG-GNDS which coordinates the GNDS format (the format to succeed the ENDF-6 format).  Before moving to BNL, Dr. Brown was a staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he led the ENDL nuclear data library effort and began his work as a co-developer of the FUDGE nuclear data processing system.  Dr. Brown is a trained high energy nuclear physicist who has dabbled in non-equilibrium quantum field theory and the use of entangled hadron pairs to image nuclear reaction zones at the RHIC and LHC.