Bulletin of the American Physical Society
5th Joint Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics and the Physical Society of Japan
Volume 63, Number 12
Tuesday–Saturday, October 23–27, 2018; Waikoloa, Hawaii
Session HA: Conference Experience for Undergraduates Poster Session (2:00pm - 3:45pm)
Friday, October 26, 2018
Hilton Room: Grand Promenade
Abstract ID: BAPS.2018.HAW.HA.22
Abstract: HA.00022 : ENDF/B-VIII.0 library application to nuclear astrophysics*
David Alan Brown
(Brookhaven Natl Lab)
The Evaluated Nuclear Data File (ENDF/B-VIII.0) is the US recommended library of nuclear reaction cross sections, and thus naturally possesses potential impacts for nuclear astrophysics applications. To facilitate the use of ENDF in various astrophysics applications, the current work uses FUDGE, a program that performs nuclear data testing and processing to translate the ENDF library into an astrophysical reaction rate library format (REACLIB). The present work involved fitting astrophysical reaction rates from ENDF using least squares regression and comparing the fit to the parameterization of rates given by REACLIB. The potential application of the results of this project to nuclear fission experiments such as the Nuclear Ignition Facility as well as astrophysical nucleosynthesis calculations will be presented.
*Sponsored by the DOE Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics under Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH10886 and by the DOE Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, under the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program.
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