Despite the importance of beam facilities, detectors and elaborated data analysis, the target is one of the indispensable components in scientific experiments aimed to investigate nuclear reactions. Targets play also an important role for the performance of large research facilities for applied and basic research, for instance spallation neutron sources. Correspondingly, there is a strong influence of the target quality on the quality of the final experimental result. The focus of this conference series is the research and development of techniques for the production and characterization of targets and target-related material for a broad range of applications. Performed every second year, the conference is aimed to bring together target makers from all over the world to report about newest developments, share their knowledge, build up synergies for efficient use of the available resources and foster their networks.
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