The laboratory was developed to support the nuclear physics experiments performed mainly at the IFIN-HH 9 MV Tandem Accelerator
or at other international research facilities in the frame of scientific collaborations (CERN, IN2P3, TUM, IKP, JINR, etc).
The laboratory provides thin films of various thicknesses from several tens of μg/cm2 to several hundreds of mg/cm2
made from both naturally occurring materials and stable enriched isotopes. Such thin films (called “targets”) are
dedicated for different types of nuclear structure experiments: nuclear structure and lifetimes measurements of excited
nuclear states using γ-ray spectroscopy techniques (Doppler shift attenuation, plunger, and fast-timing), nuclear
structure studies using the activation technique, cross-section measurements of interest for nuclear astrophysical
To assure good target quality the laboratory includes state-of-the-art equipment used for thin-film fabrication
technology and consist of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and mechanical rolling techniques.
Target Responsible: Nicoleta-Mihaela Florea
More details on Target Laboratory webpage