Workshop on Activation Data - EAF 2005
A workshop on neutron activation was held
at the Karolinum ( Charles University ), Prague , Czech
Republic on 7 – 9 June 2004. The host was the Nuclear
Physics Institute, Rez under backing of the Faculty of Mathematics
and Physics, Charles University in Prague and the local
organizer was Dr. Pavel Bém. The objective of the
workshop was to discuss in detail the experimental measurements
and evaluations that contribute to the EAF data libraries.
The workshop was well attended with eleven authors from
eight countries giving a total of fifteen presentations.
The details of the presentations are:
- Forrest, Welcome and technical introduction
to the EAF project.
- Štursa, Operation characteristics
of the NPI cyclotron for neutron production: present state
and future improvements.
- Šimečková, Activation
of CuCrZr alloy in the NPI d-Be neutron field.
- Simakov, Post-analysis of the NPI irradiation
experiment on Eurofer up to 35 MeV using IEAF-2001 activation
- Filatenkov, Measurement of some insufficiently
known cross sections.
- Eichin, Validation experiment of gamma
activities of yttrium and lead irradiated in fusion peak
- Filatenkov, The KRI data collection system,
present and future.
- Avrigeanu, Progress report on theoretical
tools and calculations of cross sections relevant to the
- Kopecky, Transformation and improvements
of EAF-2003 (0-20 MeV) for EAF-2005 (0-60MeV).
- Forrest, Validation of EAF data libraries.
- Cheng, Review of helium generation cross
sections in the energy range of interest to IFMIF.
- Sublet, JEFF-3.0/A Activation file: integral
validation and new features.
- Kopecky, TALYS-5 code system. Forrest,
Progress towards EASY-2005.
- Sublet, Activation data needs in support
of fuel cycle programs.
The presentations are available as PowerPoint
files on this CD-ROM, and are to be recommended as a summary
of the experimental and theoretical work involved in the
production of the European Activation File (EAF), that is
used as the data source for activation calculation both
in Europe and world-wide. A major topic during the workshop
was the need to extend the energy range of the data from
20 MeV in EAF-2003 to 60 MeV. The higher energy is necessary
for activation calculations of neutron test facilities such
My thanks to the generosity of the Rez Institute
for hosting this workshop and providing discussion facilities
in such a distinguished environment. This is the third workshop
on activation data, the previous ones held at Cadarache
in November 2000 and Rez in June 2002. I hope very much
that the series will continue with a further workshop in
about two year’s time.
UKAEA Fusion, Culham.