Target preparation and characterization for nuclear physics experiments at IFIN-HH
Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions
Date and Time: Friday, 6 September 2019, at 11:00 AM
Venue: Conference Hall, Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions
Seminar topic: “Target preparation and characterization for nuclear physics experiments at IFIN-HH”
Speaker: A. Mitu (Nuclear Physics Department, “Horia Hulubei” National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering – IFIN-HH, Romania)
Target preparation techniques continuously under development. In the particular case of nuclear physics experiments, target composition and quality are crucial for obtaining reliable data. Target characteristics are considered individually for matching specific parameters of each experiment.
The target laboratory in IFIN-HH is endowed with high-quality equipment for evaporation-condensation, cold rolling and electron gun methods. In order to fulfil characterization requirements, methods as XRD, AFM, SEM/EDX, RBS are applied. Manufacturing processes combined with the characterization techniques lead to a strong perspective for improving target preparation.
Detailed and specific information about the aforementioned methods is given and our recent results regarding target manufacturing and characterization are presented for various cases in target types.