ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
Nuclear Installations Safety
Devoted specifically to the safety of nuclear installations and the health and safety of the public, this division seeks a better understanding of the role of safety in the design, construction and operation of nuclear installation facilities. The division also promotes engineering and scientific technology advancement associated with the safety of such facilities.
2021 Student Conference
April 8–10, 2021
North Carolina State University|Raleigh Marriott City Center
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
ANS Board of Directors votes to retire outdated position statements
The American Nuclear Society’s Board of Directors on November 19 voted to retire several outdated position statements, as requested by the Public Policy Committee. Among them are Position Statements #37 and #63, dating from 2010, which have been retired for lacking policy recommendations and for being redundant, as other position statements exist with language that better articulates the Society’s stance on those topics.
Sushil Dhakal, Carl R. Brune, Thomas N. Massey, Steven M. Grimes, Alexander V. Voinov, Shamim Akhtar, Anthony P. D. Ramirez, Andrea L. Richard
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 193 | Number 9 | September 2019 | Pages 1033-1043
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2019.1591095
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
This work investigates the quality of the ENDF 56Fe cross-section libraries for describing the transport of fast neutrons in iron. We have used the D(d,n)3He reaction with a pulsed 7-MeV deuteron beam energy as a neutron source and analyzed the neutrons transmitted through two natural iron spheres of thicknesses 3 and 8 cm. The experimental neutron time-of-flight transmitted spectra for various angles are compared with MCNP simulations. Our result indicates the possibility of an underestimation of the nonelastic cross section and an overestimation of the elastic cross section for 56Fe in the ENDF/B-VII.1 library for the neutron energy range of 7.2 to 10.2 MeV. Our result agrees qualitatively with the Ramsauer model and optical model calculations. This discrepancy in the library cross section might lead to an underestimation/overestimation of material damage in nuclear reactor calculations. A newer evaluation, ENDF/B-VIII.0, was released subsequent to the completion of the majority of this project. The new evaluation has a decreased elastic cross section and an increased inelastic cross section for 56Fe in our energy range of interest, which agrees qualitatively with our result.