Manufacturing and characterization of targets at IFIN-HH: developing an interdisciplinary body of knowledge
1 Nuclear Physics Department, “Horia Hulubei” National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), Romania
2 Physics Department, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania
Published online: 28 February 2020
Target manufacturing is one fundamental issue in nuclear physics experiments using accelerators. A variety of targets are required, each having to satisfy specific conditions related to the experimental particularities. In this context, a brief description of the target preparation laboratory developed at IFIN-HH is presented in this paper. To fulfill the specific requirements, the laboratory is endowed with high performance equipment for evaporation-condensation (thermal resistance, e-based systems, sputtering) and cold rolling. During the last years, consistent technological improvements were achieved. Target characteristics, quality and reliability are important for our experiments’ feasibility in the first place, but also for the degree of confidence in the assumed accuracy. Consequently, XRD, AFM, SEM/EDX and RBS analyses are performed in collaboration with specialized departments from our institute and from other research centers.This paper is meant to synthetize our work so far.
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