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National Nuclear Data Center

The National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC) collects, evaluates, archives and disseminates nuclear physics data for basic nuclear research and for applied nuclear technologies. The Center collects experimental information on nuclear structure and nuclear reactions, evaluates them employing nuclear physics theory and expertise in evaluating experimental techniques to provide recommended results, maintains nuclear databases, and uses modern information technology to disseminate the results. The NNDC has the most accessed website at Brookhaven Lab after the Laboratory’s main home page. In 2012, the number of web-based database retrievals approached 3 million. The NNDC web portal has steadily improved over the years, making it one of the most user-friendly in the field.