EAF 2007
March 25 - 27, 2009
Czech Republic


Workshop on Activation Data - EAF 2009 - Foreword

A workshop on activation of materials by neutrons and charged particles was held at the Karolinum (Charles University), Prague, Czech Republic on 25 – 27 March 2009. 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, particularly the next version, EAF-2009. The workshop was well attended with fourteen authors from seven countries giving a total of fifteen presentations.

The details of the presentations are:

  • Forrest, Introduction to the 5th Workshop on activation data
  • Plompen, Activation measurements at IRMM, past, present and future
  • Bem, Activation (irradiation) experiments at NPI cyclotron: how to advance
  • Simakov, Simulation of the p-7Li quasi-monoenergetic neutron source at NPI/Rez
  • Šimečková, The activation of Co-59 by quasi-monoenergetic neutrons below 36 MeV
  • Honusek, Activation cross-section measurement of Au-197 using quasi-monoenergetic neutrons below 36 MeV
  • Forrest, Important reactions and nuclides – implications for EAF-2009
  • Konobeev, Evaluation methodology for the generation of covariances for activation cross-sections up to 150 MeV
  • Koning, Activation of certain model code for uncertainty activation data
  • Kopecký, Uncertainty file in EAF libraries
  • Sublet, Decay Power: a Comprehensive Experimental Validation of the EAF files
  • V. Avrigeanu, Consistent nuclear-model parameters, accurate model assumptions, and uncertainties of calculated alpha-particle activation at low energies
  • Simakov, Proton and Deuteron induced Activation of the IFMIF Prototype Accelerator and Beam Dump components
  • M. Avrigeanu, Analysis of deuteron-induced activation cross sections of 63,65Cu isotopes at low and medium energies
  • L. W. Packer, New SAFEPAQ-II features

The presentations are available as PDF files on this web-site, 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 extension of the existing EAF uncertainty file to include data in more energy groups and using model calculations.

My thanks go to the generosity of the Rez Institute for hosting this workshop and providing discussion facilities in such a distinguished environment. This is the fifth workshop on activation data, the previous ones held at Cadarache in November 2000 and Prague in June 2002, June 2004 and October 2006. I hope very much that the series will continue with a further workshop in about two year’s time.

RA Forrest,
UKAEA Fusion, Culham.