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Education and Outreach Programs

Student Target Workshop 2020

NOTE: This event is currently suspended due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak.

Overview

The main purpose of this Student Target Workshop is to expose students and postdoctoral individuals to the techniques and principles employed in the preparation of the accelerator targets needed for nuclear physics experiments. Lectures and hands-on training, presented by scientists from academia, industry and national laboratories, include basic target preparation by physical vapor deposition, electron beam deposition, pour casting, rolling, and floating. Critical discussions on isotopic compositions, metal reductions, substrate preparation, and foil thickness determination will also be presented. Additionally, students will tour the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) and have meet-and-greets with scientists running the experimental systems at ATLAS.

The School is jointly conducted by the Argonne National Laboratory Educational Programs and Outreach Division; the Center for Accelerator Target Science (CATS) and Physics Division; and Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training and University-Based Research.

The School is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Physics and the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration.

Target Audience

The workshop accepts 30 applicants, targeting:

  • Graduate students and postdoctoral individuals attending U.S. universities and institutions.
  • Those using accelerator targets in their research (typically getting a degree in physics, chemistry, material science, engineering, or related fields).
  • U.S. citizens.
  • Students/Postdocs from universities in states that are underrepresented in federal research funding are encouraged to apply.

Student Target Workshop 2020

NOTE: This event is currently suspended due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak. Due to the hands-on nature of the workshop, organizers have decided to postpone the workshop until 2021. Please check back later for further information.

Financial Information

Housing and meals will be provided for participants selected to attend the workshop. Transportation will be the responsibility of the participant (or their home institution).

This workshop will be supported by the Argonne National Laboratory Physics Division and the Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training And University-based Research (CENTAUR).