CHARGED PARTICLE NUCLEAR CROSS SECTIONS FOR ADVANCED FUSION FUELS
Alternate Energy Physics Program, Institute for Theoretical Physics,
Graz University of Technology, Petersgasse 16, A-8010 Graz, Austria
A nuclear reaction cross section data compilation is being developed for nuclear reactions among light charged isotopes (Z≤5). This compilation aims to meet nuclear data requirements in the frame of the investigation of advanced fusion fuel cycles. Important reactions that have an impact on the properties of advanced fuels are identified. The compilation contains experimental as well as evaluated data from the literature and a comprehensive bibliography. The status of the data and the reliability of existing evaluations are reviewed. For many reactions recommended cross sections have been identified based on a qualitative assessment of the different data sources. The data are presented in a unique form on plots and files. A few examples are shown in this paper.
KEYWORDS: cross sections, compilation, charged particles, advanced fusion fuels