SMI Seminar on fundamental interactions and symmetries

Jet Targets... more than only a breath of nothing

by Prof. Alfons Khoukaz (Institut für Kernphysik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)

Thursday, 22 June 2017 from to (Europe/Vienna)
at SMI - Boltzmanngasse 3, 1090 Wien ( 3-2-08 - Seminarraum )

by Prof. Alfons Khoukaz


Jet beams are widely used as targets in many fields of physics. Prominent examples are, e.g., scattering experiments at particle accelerators or at terawatt laser facilities where pure and windowless targets of adjustable thickness are required in vacuum. Depending on the specific experimental situation, different types of targets such as gas-jets or cluster-jets can be utilized in order to meet the demanded features. However, in recent years new experimental challenges came up which require to significantly improve the performance of existing target technologies, as well as to develop new target production and monitoring techniques. Inspired by this, new research projects were initiated with the focus on the optimized generation and preparation of gas-jet, cluster-jet, and pellet target beams. An overview of these types of targets will be given and recent achievements will be presented and discussed.