Advanced Targets

Working Group Conveners

Kelly Chipps (ORNL), Hendrik Schatz (NSCL/MSU), Uwe Griefe (Colorado School of Mines), Dan Bardayan (University of Notre Dame), Robert Charity (Washington University in St. Louis)


The Advanced Targets Working Group is interested in createing and maintaining advanced targets for use in astrophysics, structure, and reactions studies. Various target designs, such as gas jets, active targets, or cryogenic targets, can provide significant improvements over traditional target materials, allowing for high-precision, low-background measurements of scattering, transfer and capture. The current flagship device of the Advanced Targets Working Group is JENSA (, but future improvements, novel designs, and expansion into new facilities are also goals.