-------------------------------------- All the nuclear data used by the original evaporation routines by Dresner [Dre61] (see below), were replaced by Ferrari at an early stage with the most recent ones available from the NNDC database, thanks to the help of Federico Carminati. In 1990, the isotopic composition of elements was included, taken from modern evaluations. In 1991, the proton and neutron inelastic cross sections between 10 and 200 MeV were updated by Ferrari and Sala with fits to experimental data. An accurate treatment of cross section energy dependence for all charged particles, independent of the step size, was introduced at that stage through the fictitious sigma method. Hadron-nucleus cross sections underwent further extensive reworking starting from 1994 by Ferrari and Sala. The present treatment is based on a novel approach blending experimental data, data driven theoretical approaches, PDG fits and phase shift analysis when available. Elastic scattering on hydrogen of protons, neutrons, and pions was rewritten from scratch in 1994 by Ferrari and Sala. The same work was done for kaons in 1997.
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