Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division

Marco Pigni

Marco Pigni

Nuclear Data R&D Staff
Nuclear Data and Criticality Safety Group
Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division
Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008, Bldg. 5700
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6170
Phone: 865.576.3357
Fax: 865.574.3527
pignimt@ornl.gov

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Nuclear cross-section and covariance evaluations in the resolved resonance region and fast neutron region
  • Nuclear Scattering Theory and Optical Model Potential
  • Compound nucleus reactions

Education

  • Dottore Magistrale, Physics, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, October 2002
  • Ph.D., Nuclear Physics, Atominstitut of the Austrian Universities, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, November 2006

Publications

 

F. Belloni, M. Calviani, N. Colonna et al., "Measurement of the Neutron-Induced Fission Cross-Section of 241Am at the Time-of-flight Facility nTOF," Eur. Phys. J. A49, 2 (2013).

F. Gunsing et al., "Measurement of Resolved Resonances of 232Th(n,γ) at the n_TOF Facility at CERN," Phys. Review C 85(6), 064601 (2012).

M. Calviani et al., "Neutron-induced Fission Cross Section of 245Cm: New Results from Data Taken at the Time-of-Flight Facility n_TOF," Phys. Review C 85(4), 034616 (2012).

C. Massimi et al., "Resonance Neutron-capture Cross Sections of Stable Magnesium Isotopes and Their Astrophysical Implications," Phys. Review C 85(4), 044615 (2012).

C. Guerrero et al., "Measurement and Resonance Analysis of the 237Np Neutron Capture Cross Section," Phys. Review C 85(4), 044616 (2012).

R. Sarmento et al., "Measurement of the 236U(n,f ) Cross Section from 170 meV to 2 MeV at the CERN n_TOF Facility," Phys. Review C 84(4), 044618 (2011).

M. T. Pigni, M. E. Dunn, and K. H. Guber, "183W Resonance Parameter Evaluation in the Neutron Energy Range Up to 5 keV," PHYSOR 2012 – Advances in Reactor Physics – Linking Research, Industry, and Education, Knoxville, Tenn., April 15-20, 2012, on CD-ROM, American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, IL (2012).

F. Belloni et al., "Neutron-induced Fission Cross-section of 233U in the Energy Range 0.5 < En < 20 MeV," Eur. Phys. J. A. 47(1), 2 (2011).

F. Belloni et al., "Measurement of the Neutron-induced Fission Cross-sectionof 243Am Relative to 235U from 0.5 to 20 MeV," Eur. Phys. J. A. 47(12), 160 (2011).

C. Lederer et al., "197Au(n,γ) Cross Section in the Unresolved Resonance Region," Phys. Review C 83(3), 034608 (2011).

R. Sarmento et al., "Measurement of the 236U(n,f ) Cross Section from 170 meV to 2 MeV at the CERN n_TOF Facility," Phys. Review C 84(4), 044618 (2011).

M. B. Chadwick, M. Herman, P. Oblozinsky et al., "ENDF/B-VII.1 Nuclear Data for Science and Technology: Cross Sections, Covariances, Fission Product Yields and Decay Data," Nuclear Data Sheets 112, 2887 (2011).

S. Hoblit, Y.-S. Cho, M. Herman et al., "Neutron Cross Section Covariances for Structural Materials and Fission Products," Nuclear Data Sheets 112, 3075 (2011).

M. T. Pigni, M. Herman, P. Oblozinsky et al., "Sensitivity analysis of neutron total and absorption cross sections within the optical model," Phys. Rev. C83, 024601 (2011).

C. Paradela, L. Tassan-Got, L. Audouin et al., "Neutron-induced fission cross section of 234U and 237Np measured at the CERN Neutron Time-of-Flight (nTOF) Facility," Phys. Rev. C82, 034601 (2010).

G. Tagliente, P. M. Milazzo, K. Fujii et al., "The 92Zr(n,g) reaction and its implication for stellar nucleosynthesis," Phys. Rev. C81, 055801 (2010).

C. Massimi, C. Domingo-Pardo, G. Vannini et al., "197Au cross-section in the resonance region," Phys. Rev. C81, 044616 (2010).

G. Palmiotti, M. Salvatores, H. Hiruta et al., "Use of covariance matrices in a consistent (multiscale) data assimilation for improvement of basic nuclear parameters in nuclear reactor applications: from meters to femtometers," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, Jeju Island, Korea, April 26-30, 2010.

M. Calviani, J. Praena, U. Abbondanno et al., "High-accuracy 233U(n,f) cross section measurement at the white-neutron source nTOF from near-thermal to 1MeV neutron energy," Phys. Rev. C80, 044604 (2009).

C. Guerrero, U. Abbondanno et al., "The nTOF Total Absorption Calorimeter for neutron capture measurements at CERN," Nucl. Inst. Meth. In Phys. Res. A608, 424 (2009).

M. T. Pigni, M. Herman, and P. Oblozinsky, "Extensive set of cross section covariance estimates in the fast neutron energy region," Nucl. Sci. Eng. 162, 25 (2009). M. Herman, M. T. Pigni, F. S. Dietrich, et al., "Optical Model and Cross Section Uncertainties," CNR*09 - Second International Workshop on Compound Nuclear Reactions and Related Topics, Bordeaux, France, October 5-8, 2009.

M. T. Pigni, M. Herman, C. M. Mattoon et al., "Evaluation of 23Na Cross Sections for Nuclear Data Assimilation," in Proceedings of Wonder 2009 - 2nd International Workshop On Nuclear Data Evaluation for Reactor Application, CEA Cadarache Chôcteau, France, September 29-October 2, 2009.

P. Oblozinsky, C. M. Mattoon, M. Herman et al., Progress on Nuclear Data Covariances: AFCI-1.2 Covariance Library, Internal Report BNL-90897-2009.

C. Domingo-Pardo, U. Abbondanno, G. Aerts et al., "The measurement of the 206Pb(n,g) cross section and stellar implications," J. Phys. G: Nucl. Phys. 35, 014020 (2008).

M. Mosconi, M. Heil, F. Kappeler et al., "Nuclear physics for the Re/Os clock," J. Phys. G: Nucl. Phys. 35, 014015 (2008).

M. Herman, M. T. Pigni, P. Oblozinsky et al., "Development of covariance capabilities in EMPIRE code," Nuclear Data Sheets 109, 2752 (2008).

R. C. Little, T. Kawano, G. D. Hale et al., "Low-fidelity Covariance Project," Nuclear Data Sheets 109, 2828 (2008).

G. Tagliente, P. M. Milazzo, K. Fujii et al., "Experimental study of the 91Zr(n,g) reaction up to 26 keV," Phys. Rev. C78, 045804 (2008).

G. Tagliente, K. Fujii, P. M. Milazzo et al., "Neutron capture cross section of 90Zr:Bottleneck in the s-reaction flow," Phys. Rev. C77, 035802 (2008).

M. T. Pigni, M. Herman, and P. Oblozinsky, "Estimated 55Mn and 90Zr cross section covariances in the fast neutron energy region," Nuclear Data Sheets 109, 2900 (2008).

M. T. Pigni, M. Herman, and P. Oblozinsky, "Extensive set of low-fidelity cross section covariances in fast neutron region," in Proceedings of the International Conference on the Physics of Reactors (Nuclear Power: A sustainable Resource), Interlaken, Switzerland, September 14-19, 2008.

M. T. Pigni, F. S. Dietrich, M. Herman et al., Can cross sections be accurately known a priori?, Internal Report BNL-81627-2008-CP.

M. Herman, S. F. Mughabghab, P. Oblozinsky et al., Neutron cross section covariances in the resolved resonance region, Internal report BNL-80173-2008. April 2008.

F. Gunsing, U. Abbondanno, G. Aerts et al., "Status and outlook of the neutron time-of-flight facility nTOF at CERN," Nucl. Inst. Meth. In Phys. Res. B261, 925 (2007).

M. T. Pigni, M. Herman, P. Oblozinsky et al., "Extensive set of low-fidelity covariances in fast neutron region," p. 753 in Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerator Technology, Pocatello, ID, July 30-August 2, 2007.

M. Herman, S. F. Mughabghab, P. Oblozinsky et al., "EMPIRE ultimate expansion: resonances and covariances," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science& Technology, Nice, France, April 22-27, 2007.

D. Rochman, M. Herman, P. Oblozinsky et al., "Neutron cross section covariances from thermal energy to 20 MeV," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Nuclear Data forScience & Technology, Nice, France, April 22-27, 2007.

G. Aerts, U. Abbondanno, H. Alvarez et al., "Neutron capture cross section of 232Th measured at the nTOF facility at CERN in the unresolved resonance region up to 1 MeV," Phys. Rev. C73, 054610 (2006).

S. Marrone, U. Abbondanno, G. Aerts et al., "Measurement of the 151Sm(n,g) cross section from 0.6 eV to 1 MeV via the neutron time-of- flight technique at the CERNnTOF facility," Phys. Rev. C73, 034604 (2006).

H. Leeb and M. T. Pigni, Theoretical calculations of covariances for reactions on Lithium isotopes, Internal Report ATI-NDC-2006-01, January 2006.

H. Leeb, K. Nikolics, and M. T. Pigni, Theoretical calculations of covariances for reactions on Oxygen isotopes, Internal Report TTMN- 2006-139. February 2006.

M. T. Pigni and H. Leeb, Prior covariances with Talys for 208Pb, Internal Report EFF-DOC-980. May 2006.

H. Leeb, E. Jericha, J. Kasper et al., "Unique reconstruction of depth profiles in neutron specular reflectometry: practical aspects," Physica B356, 41 (2005).

H. Leeb, M. T. Pigni, and I. Raskinyte, "Covariances for evaluations based on extensive modeling," p. 161 in Proceedings of the International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science & Technology, Santa Fe, NM, September 28-October 1, 2004.

M. T. Pigni and H. Leeb, Covariance analysis of the 232Th(n,g) measurements at the nTOF facility at CERN, Internal Report ATI-NDC- 2004-03. March 2004.

M. T. Pigni and H. Leeb, Covariance analysis of the 151Sm(n,g) measurements at the nTOF facility at CERN, Internal Report ATI-NDC- 2004-02. February 2004.

M. T. Pigni and H. Leeb, Covariances for nuclear data evaluations strongly relying on modeling, Internal Report EFF-DOC-888.

E. Gadioli, G. F. Steyn, F. Albertini et al., "Emission of intermediate- mass fragments in the interaction of 16O with 59Co, 93Nb and 197Au," Eur. Phys. J. A17, 195 (2003).

M. T. Pigni and H. Leeb, "Uncertainty estimates of evaluated 56Fe cross sections based on extensive modeling at energies beyond 20 MeV," in Proceedings of the InternationalWorkshop on Nuclear Data for the Transmutation of Nuclear Waste, GSI-Darmstadt, September 1-5, 2003.