CINDA, the Computer Index of Neutron Data, contains bibliographical references to experimental nuclear reaction data and to calculations, reviews, compilations and evaluations of neutron reaction and spontaneous fission data. It includes also index references (and partially links) to EXFOR and to libraries of evaluated neutron reaction data.

The compilation of CINDA is the result of world-wide cooperation involving the following four data centers: The CINDA file is organized in records. Each record contains information for a given combination of target, reaction/quantity, institute and reference. Specific features of CINDA are:
A CINDA record consists of the following fields, most of which can be selected in a retrieval:
can be a nuclide, a natural element, a chemical compound, MANY (representing calculation results for a range of nuclides), and FPROD (used when data for lumped/mixed fission products are given); targets can be selected from a pull-down list;
as in EXFOR, to be selected from a pull-down list;
a code giving a closer definition of the data presented; selected from a pull-down list;
from which the work originates; consists of a 3 letter country code and a 3 letter laboratory code, each of which can be selected from a pull-down list;
Block number:
for identification of references pertaining to the same work;
Sequence number:
defines the sequence of references within a blockk;
Neutron energy:
minimum and maximum energy in eV given in the form ±N.N±EE, representing ±N.N·10±eEE, or an alphabetical code for a neutron spectrum, from threshold upwards, spontaneous fission, or 'no data given'.
Work type:
coded information for: Experiment (Exp), Theory (Theo), experimental results with substantial theoretical calculations (ExTh), Compilation (Comp), Evaluation (Eval), Review (Revw).
Reference type:
a code for: journal, report, conference proceedings, book, data file etc.
to be selected from a pull-down list:
given by a code, followed by volume, (issue) and page number;
given by a code as close as possible to the report code printed on the cover;
Conference proceedings:
an invented code that starts with the year, followed by an abbreviation of the location of the conference; or coded like a report, if published as that;
an invented 8-letter code;
Abstracts, dissertations, private communications and data libraries
are coded in special formats.
Author and comments:
This field contains free text only. It starts with the surname of the first author is given, followed by a stop '.', or a '+' for 'et al'. No author name is given for data index lines. The comments give, in abbreviated form, further information on the experiment and/or the representation and status of the data in the publication.

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