Targets for research
International target conference visiting GSI
From the 19th to the 24th August 2012 the 26th World Conference of the International Nuclear Target Development Society (INTDS) and the 4th Target Fabrication Workshop (TFW) took place in Mainz at the Erbacher Hof. There experts exchanged know-how about the objects that accelerated ions are shot on.
To split ions and atoms into their pieces scientists let fast ions collide with a fixed target. For every experiment a special traget is produced from certain material. This offers a lot of combinations. At GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung one of the best target laboratories is located. In the INTDS workshop and the conference made specialists from the target production, the target measurement and the target users meet. The conference was jointly organized by the Johannes Gutenberg-University, the Technical University Darmstadt and GSI, supported by Helmholtz Institute Mainz and Jena. Target makers who typically work with and for accelerator-based research and target makers who typically work with and for laser physics got an inside view in the applied techniques and problems.