Workshop on Activation Data - EAF 2011 - Foreword
A workshop on activation-transmutation of materials by neutrons and charged particles was held at the Karolinum (Charles University), Prague, Czech Republic on 1 - 3 June 2011. The host was the Nuclear Physics Institute, Řež 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, evaluations and validation that contribute to the EAF data libraries. The workshop was well attended with thirty-two participants from nine countries leading to total of twenty-four presentations.
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, verification and validation of the European Activation File (EAF), that is used as the data source for activation-transmutation calculation both in Europe and world-wide. Major topics during the workshop were on new experiments, data uncertainty and methodologies, applications; fusion, fission, accelerator, astrophysics, medical synergies.
My thanks go to the generosity of the Řež Institute for hosting this workshop and providing discussion facilities in such a distinguished environment. This is the sixth workshop on activation data, the previous ones held at Cadarache in November 2000 and Prague in June 2002, June 2004, October 2006 and March 2009. The series need to continue with a further workshop in about two year's time to convey new experiment, evaluation and foster on the different research and development activities involved.