Description
The aim of the school is to introduce and deliver concise and the most recent information on nuclear data measurements required both for fundamental research and various applications. The lectures would cover the experimental techniques associated with the use of neutron beams, relevant instrumentation, data taking and analysis approaches prior to data evaluations and theoretical interpretation. The school will also give an opportunity for participants to experience the virtual experiments and measurement techniques from various case studies of nuclear data measurements and analysis methodologies.

The event is targeted for countries that seek to develop/upgrade neutron beam facilities, research reactor or accelerator based, and/or extend their use for high precision nuclear data measurements.

The meeting’s outcomes are to ensure that the knowledge of nuclear data experiments and various measurement techniques are maintained and spread, particularly for countries with less developed R&D infrastructures. This is in particular relevant for the research reactors or accelerator based neutron sources with on-going/new projects on neutron beam applications.

Topics to be covered: 
The school curriculum will be designated to cover a range of topics that are relevant to Member States, especially developing countries, that are considering starting or upgrading their nuclear data experimental facilities.
 The preliminary list of topics to be covered include:
 • Needs/justification for high precision nuclear data measurements and their actual status 
• Introduction to neutron sources: reactor and accelerator based 
• Introduction to fundamentals and advances in nuclear data measurements using neutron beams 
• Guidelines on required - neutron beam characteristics - instrumentation, data acquisition systems, associated software - experimental setup, data taking, and data analysis - uncertainty estimation protocols and methodologies - standardization of techniques with respect to reference measurements - staff training and qualification 
• Case-studies and procedures on measurements of neutron induced: - capture cross section - fission cross section - (n,xn) and (n,chp) - Prompt neutron and prompt gamma multiplicities from fission - Fission fragments - ... 
• Basic experimental training A: hands-on-virtual experiments and data taking in small groups • Basic experimental training B: hands-on-real data pre-analysis and final analysis in small groups • Determination of experimental errors and uncertainties • Introduction to covariance data and correlations associated with experimental data • Introduction to data evaluations and evaluated data files There will be about 10 lecturers and laboratory tutors for practical exercises.

Lecturers:
- Frank Gunsing 	CEA Saclay, France + n_TOF/CERN
- Giuseppe Tagliente	INFN, Bari 
- Carlos Guerrero Sanchez	CERN, Geneva
- Nicola Colonna	INFN-Sezione di Bari, Bari
- Peter Schillebeeckx  EC-JRC-IRMM, Geel
- Jan  Heyse	EC-JRC-IRMM, Geel
 - Hyeongil Kim 	KAERI, Korea 
- Stephan Oberstedt 	EC-JRC-IRMM, Geel
- Ralf Nolte	PTB, Braunschweig
- Xavier Ledoux	GANIL, France
- Viktor  Zerkin   IAEA, Nuclear Data Section
- Tamas Belgya	Centre for Energy Research, Budapest
- Yaron  Danon	RPI, USA
- Vitaly  Khryachkov	IPPE, Obninsk
- Florencia Cantargi  Centro Atómico Bariloche & Instituto Balseiro
- Toshiya  Sanami	High energy accelerator research (KEK)
- Toshiyuki Shizuma	   JAERI 
- Danas Ridikas	IAEA, Physics Section
- Fredrik Tovesson   LANL, USA
- Carlos Paradela Dobarro   EC-JRC-IRMM, Geel
- David Lhuillier   CEA, Saclay



Go to day
  • Monday, 19 October 2015
    • 08:30 - 21:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 08:30 Registration 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
        After you have Registered: Administrative Formalities (daily living allowances/travel reimbursements, bank transactions, etc.) at the E. Fermi Building - just above the Leonardo Da Vinci Bldg.
        - Meal coupons: balance will be issued by the Guesthouse Receptions one day after the on-line registration is completed according to the following timetables:
        GALILEO Guesthouse: Tuesday to Friday 10.00-12.00 & 13.00-15.00
        ADRIATICO Guesthouse: Tuesday To Friday 13.00-15.00 
      • 09:00 Opening (15') & Introductory Lecture: Measurements of neutron-induced fission for fundamental Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Technology (1h15')') 1h30'
        Speaker: Organizers (S. Simakov, IAEA) & 1st Lecture Nicola Colonna (INFN-Sezione di Bari)
        Material: 1) Simakov Slides 2) Colonna Slides Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 11:00 Neutron data for Nuclear Astrophysics: needs and measurements 1h30'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Tagliente (INFN-Sezione di Bari)
        Material: G. Tagliente Video
      • 12:30 LUNCH 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Detection of Neutrons - I 1h30'
        Speaker: Ralf Nolte (PTB, Braunschweig)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:00 Detection of Neutrons - II 1h30'
        Speaker: Ralf Nolte
        Material: Slides
      • 18:00 WORKSHOP RECEPTION -1 3h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - TERRACE )
  • Tuesday, 20 October 2015
    • 09:00 - 20:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Hands-on Exercise: "Analysis on neutron flux measurements using different kind of detectors" 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Eklund Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: Ralf Nolte
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 11:00 Methods for digital particle spectrometry 1h30'
        Speaker: Vitaly Khryachkov (IPPE, Obninsk)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 LUNCH 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Measurements of (n,α) cross sections 1h30'
        Speaker: Vitaly Khryachkov
        Material: Slides
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 16:00 Accelerator based monoenergetical neutron sources 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Eklund Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: Vitaly Khryachkov
        Material: Slides
      • 18:00 Poster session -1 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
        outside the Giambiagi LH: 4 mobile boards of 4 faces each, size of each face: mts 1,20 (width) x1,90 (height); total 16 faces for 36.48 sq. mts
  • Wednesday, 21 October 2015
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 DDX measurement for charge particle production reaction by gridded ionization chamber 1h30'
        Speaker: Toshiya Sanami (High energy accelerator research (KEK))
        Material: Sanami 1 Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 11:00 Bragg Curve Counter at low and intermediate energies 1h30'
        Speaker: Toshiya Sanami
        Material: Sanami 2 Video
      • 12:30 LUNCH 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Principles of TOF measurements of total and partial cross sections 1h30'
        Speaker: C. Paradela Dobarro and J. Heyse (EC-JRC-IRMM, Geel)
        Material: Heyse 1 Heyse 2 Paradela 1 Video
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 16:00 Evaluation of uncertainties and correlations associated with experimental data covariances, least squares fitting 1h30'
        Speaker: Peter Schillebeeckx
        Material: Schillebeeckx Video
  • Thursday, 22 October 2015
    • 09:00 - 17:50
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Photonuclear reaction data measurements and interpretation - I 1h30'
        Speaker: Toshiyuki Shizuma (JAERI)
        Material: Shizuma part I & II Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Photonuclear reaction data measurements and interpretation - II 1h15'
        Speaker: Toshiyuki Shizuma
        Material: Video
      • 12:15 Cross-section measurements using a nuclear explosion - An overview 15'
        Speaker: Chitra Bhatia
        Material: Bhatia
      • 12:30 LUNCH 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Hands-on virtual experiments, data taking and pre-analysis of TOF-data using a code based on the AGS-concepts - I 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Eklund Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: Jan Heyse, Peter Schillebeeckx, Carlos Paradela (EC-JRC-IRMM, Geel)
        Material: Heyse AGS
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 16:00 Hands-on virtual experiments, data taking and pre-analysis of TOF-data using a code based on the AGS-concepts - II 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Eklund Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: Jan Heyse, Peter Schillebeeckx, Carlos Paradela
  • Friday, 23 October 2015
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Delayed neutrons: measurements and usage 1h30'
        Speaker: Xavier Ledoux (GANIL, France)
        Material: Ledoux Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 11:00 Measurements of (n,xn) cross sections 1h30'
        Speaker: Xavier Ledoux
        Material: Ledoux Video
      • 12:30 LUNCH 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Transmission measurements for 197Au at Gelina 1h30'
        Speaker: Hyeongil Kim (KAERI, Korea)
        Material: Schillebeeckx Video
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 16:00 Capture cross section measurements for 197Au at Gelina 1h30'
        Speaker: Hyeongil Kim
        Material: Kim Video
  • Monday, 26 October 2015
    • 09:00 - 21:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Non-energy applications of research reactors 1h30'
        Speaker: Danas Ridikas (IAEA, Physics Section)
        Material: Ridikas Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Introduction to neutron-induced reactions and the R-matrix formalism 1h30'
        Speaker: Frank Gunsing (CEA Saclay, France + n_TOF/CERN)
        Material: Gunsing Video
      • 12:30 LUNCH 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Lead slowing-down spectrometer 1h30'
        Speaker: Yaron Danon (RPI, USA)
        Material: Danon 1
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 16:00 Neutron scattering experiments 1h30'
        Speaker: Yaron Danon
        Material: Danon 2
      • 18:00 WORKSHOP RECEPTION -2 3h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - TERRACE )
  • Tuesday, 27 October 2015
    • 09:00 - 20:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 The fission process – How to measure fission fragment properties 1h30'
        Speaker: Stephan Oberstedt (EC-JRC-IRMM, Geel)
        Material: Oberstedt 1
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Fission-fragment de-excitation: Prompt Neutron and Gamma-ray emission 1h30'
        Speaker: Stephan Oberstedt
        Material: Oberstedt 2
      • 12:30 LUNCH 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Fundamental aspects of the thermal neutron scattering 1h30'
        Speaker: Florencia Cantargi (Centro Atómico Bariloche & Instituto Balseiro)
        Material: Cantargi 1 Video
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 16:00 Measurements of thermal neutron data using a low-intensity pulsed neutron source 1h30'
        Speaker: Florencia Cantargi
        Material: Cantargi 2 Video
      • 18:00 Poster session -2 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
        outside the Giambiagi LH: 4 mobile boards of 4 faces each, size of each face: mts 1,20 (width) x1,90 (height); total 16 faces for 36.48 sq. mts
  • Wednesday, 28 October 2015
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Nuclear data measurements at LANL and collaborators - I 1h30'
        Speaker: Fredrik Tovesson (LANL, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Nuclear data measurements at LANL and collaborators - II 1h30'
        Speaker: Fredrik Tovesson
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 LUNCH 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Challenging and solutions for radiative capture experiments (theory) 1h30'
        Speaker: Carlos Guerrero Sanchez (CERN, Geneva; Universidad de Sevilla)
        Material: Guerrero ppt Video
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 16:00 Experimental (EXFOR) and Evaluated (ENDF) Cross Section Data: retrieving, plotting, processing of XS and covariencies - I 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Eklund Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: Viktor Zerkin (IAEA, Nuclear Data Section)
        Material: Zerkin 1
  • Thursday, 29 October 2015
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Practice session on capture data analysis (employing ROOT) 1h30'
        Speaker: Carlos Guerrero Sanchez
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Measurements of Nuclear Data for Prompt-Gamma Activation Analysis 1h30'
        Speaker: Tamas Belgya (Centre for Energy Research, Budapest)
        Material: Belgya ppt Video
      • 12:30 LUNCH 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Usage of the PGAA software and database 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - INFO Lab (Lower Level 1) )
        Speaker: Tamas Belgya
        Material: Belgya PGAA Lab
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 16:00 Experimental (EXFOR) and Evaluated (ENDF) Cross Section Data: retrieving, plotting, processing of XS and covariencies - II 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Eklund Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: Viktor Zerkin
        Material: Zerkin 2
  • Friday, 30 October 2015
    • 09:00 - 12:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Use of neutrinos while still learning about them 1h30'
        Speaker: David Lhuillier (CEA- DSM,IRFU,SPhN,LEARN Saclay)
        Material: Lhuillier Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Closing and Issuance of Certificates 1h30'