**H
a n d b o o k**

The RIPL Handbook (about 150 pages) contains description of the library, including
the physics involved. It consists of Introduction, 7 Chapters and Appendix.
Chapters describe actual parameters as arranged into segments/directories of the RIPL
Starter File, Appendix includes the list of files in the Starter File and reproduces
(hardcopy version only) 2 important papers devoted to optical model. The available
electronically in LaTeX and PostScript formats, will be published also as a hardcopy (IAEA
TECDOC series, expected to appear by the end of 1998).

The following PostScript files, also in compressed form, are available for download:

( NOTE: Use **GZIP**, **WinZip** or **MacGzip**
to decompress files specified as "*compressed*".)

Contents |
Size in kB |

Complete Handbook (about 150 pages) | 5,672 |

Complete Handbook (compressed) | 938 |

Introductory part | 346 |

Introductory part (compressed) | 137 |

Chapter 1: Atomic Masses and Deformations | 631 |

Chapter 1 (compressed) | 175 |

Chapter 2: Discrete Level Schemes | 1,236 |

Chapter 2 (compressed) | 215 |

Chapter 3: Average Neutron Resonance Parameters | 759 |

Chapter 3 (compressed) | 241 |

Chapter 4: Optical Model Parameters | 1,046 |

Chapter 4 (compressed) | 185 |

Chapter 5: Level Densities | 1,768 |

Chapter 5 (compressed) | 369 |

Chapter 6: Gamma-Ray Strength Functions | 1,126 |

Chapter 6 (compressed) | 190 |

Chapter 7: Continuum Angular Distributions | 612 |

Chapter 7 (compressed) | 203 |

Appendix | 287 |

Appendix (compressed) | 118 |