Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Cross section data, how to fill in the gaps?

  1. Aug 1, 2010 #1
    I wanted information on the 18F production rates of 18O(p,n)18F compared to 20Ne(d,alpha)18F. I found a 1979 graph that showed some nice curves between 2.3 and 22 MeV but I wanted to see what things looked like between 1 MeV and 2.5 MeV. So I went here:

    and found a neat interface for extracting ENDF data (plus other data sources). However, when I selected "deuteron reactions", the only available data was for H, He and Li! And when I selected "proton reactions" while Oxygen was available it was only for 16O, not the 18O isotope.

    Any suggestions for data alternatives? There is a lot of data on neutron cross sections. Is this neutron data useful for getting reasonable transmutation estimates for p or d?


    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 1, 2010 #2
    This tool looks like it can give me the data I'm looking for, plus it makes plots which was another part of my goal: EXFOR/CSISRS Experimental Nuclear Reaction Data.
    http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/exfor/index.htm [Broken]

    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook