BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CINDA
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:
- The USA National Nuclear Data Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
- The Russion Nuclear Data Center at the Fiziko-Energeticheskij Institut,
- The NEA Data Bank at Paris, France
- The IAEA Nuclear Data Section at Vienna, Austria
- Records pertaining to the same research work are 'blocked' together.
That means that in the retrieval they can be selected and displayed
- Information, if data are superseded or revised, is given in the comments
field of a record.
- CINDA serves as an index to data libraries, which are blocked together
with the relevant documentation.
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
- 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
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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