Recent Developments in the Experimental Nuclear Reaction Data Library EXFOR
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The International Network of Nuclear Reaction Data Centres (NRDC) provides nuclear reaction data services to users through collection and compilation of experimental nuclear reaction data in the EXFOR database. The database includes neutron-induced, charged-particle-induced, and photonuclear data for projectile energies up to 1 GeV. Sophisticated search options and user-friendly retrieval interface for downloading data in different formats have been developed at IAEA Nuclear Data Section.
... Data Section. Additional output options such as data plotting capabilities are provided as well. The database is constantly revised and extended and at present contains about 20,000 experimental works accumulated in its 40 years of history. The paper will present several recent IAEA NDS activities related to the development of the EXFOR database and retrieval system. a Corresponding The IAEA Nuclear Data Section and other centres regularly scan scientific journals, major conference proceedings, and reports to identify articles for EXFOR compilations and keep the database complete. Articles are assigned to different centres for compilation based on geographical distribution. Some of the centres are specialized in specific type of nuclear reaction data. The compilation files in form of EXFOR Entries are combined at IAEA NDS in a common EXFOR Master File and distributed within the Network. Each EXFOR entry contains bibliographic information, all information relevant to measurement techniques and analysis, and numerical data. The database is updated on a monthly basis with newly compiled and revised Entries. EPJ Web of Conferences 03078-p.2