Nov 26 – 27, 2020
RIKEN Wako Campus
Asia/Tokyo timezone

SCALE6.2 ORIGEN library produced from JENDL/AD-2017 / JENDL/AD-2017から作成したSCALE6.2のORIGENライブラリ

Nov 26, 2020, 4:57 PM
1h 53m
RIBF201 (RIKEN Wako Campus)


RIKEN Wako Campus

Hirosawa 2-1, Wako City, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
Poster Presentation Poster


Dr Chikara / 力 Konno / 今野 (Japan Atomic Energy Agency / 日本原子力研究開発機構)


Oak Ridge National Laboratory released the SCALE6.2 code [1] in 2016 (the latest version is SCALE6.2.4). The ORIGEN code [1] in SCALE6.2 is completely different from the ORIGEN-S code [2] until SCALE6.0 [2].
1) ORIGEN uses one group cross section data generated from a specified neutron spectrum and a multigroup activation library with the COUPLE code [1], not three group cross section data with a typical neutron spectrum.
2) The input format of ORIGEN is easy to use and understand.
3) It is expected that the calculation accuracy improves because ORIGEN uses one group cross section data generated from neutron spectra in all calculation points.
4) The calculation time of ORIGEN including COUPLE is at most about twice of that of ORIGEN-S even for 200 groups.
We expect that ORIGEN in SCALE6.2 will be mainly used for activation calculations in nuclear facility decommissioning. Thus we produced a SCALE6.2 ORIGEN library from JENDL Activation Cross Section File for Nuclear Decommissioning 2017 (JENDL/AD-2017) [3] with the AMPX-6 [4] in order to popularize JENDL/AD-2017 widely. The processing conditions are as follows.
- Temperature : 300 K
- Group structure : 200 groups (the same as one of libraries attached in SCALE6.2)
- Weight function : Maxwell+1/E+Fission spectrum + 1/E (above 10 MeV)
- Infinite dilution
We tested the SCALE6.2 ORIGEN library of JENDL/AD-2017 with the JPDR decommissioning data [5], which demonstrated the library had no problem.

[1] ORNL, “SCALE: A Modular Code System for Performing Standardized Computer Analyses for Licensing Evaluation,” ORNL/TM-2005/39 Version 6, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2009).
[2] (Ed.) W.A. Wieselquist, R.A. Lefebvre, M.A. Jessee, “SCALE Code System,” ORNL/TM-2005/39 Version 6.2.4, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2020).
[4] D. Wiarda, M.E. Dunn, N.M. Greene, M.L. Williams, C. Celik, L.M. Petrie, “AMPX-6: A Modular Code System for Processing ENDF/B,” ORNL/TM-2016/43, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2016).
[5] T. Sukegawa, N. Sasamoto, K. Fujiki, “ACCURACY VERIFICATION FOR CALCULATION OF INVENTORY IN JPDR DUE TO NEUTRON ACTIVATION,” INDC(JPN)-164, International Atomic Energy Agency (1993).

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Dr Chikara / 力 Konno / 今野 (Japan Atomic Energy Agency / 日本原子力研究開発機構)


Ms Mami / 真美 Kochiyama / 河内山 (Japan Atomic Energy Agency / 日本原子力研究開発機構) Mr Hirokazu / 宏一 Hayashi / 林 (Japan Atomic Energy Agency / 日本原子力研究開発機構)

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