Target Fabrication Workshop 6: 8th – 11th May 2017, Greenwich, London

Target Fabrication Workshop 6 was a great success with over 50 delegates from institutes in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Hungary, Romania, US, and Japan.

Presentations and discussions were focused on a wide variety of technologies in the field of Target Fabrication. Targets for high-energy interactions span a variety of technical disciplines; discussion on key Target Fabrication challenges and collaborative opportunities were discussed in length.

There were 34 oral presentations and 18 poster presentations. Oral presentations were held in 3-talk sessions with a discussion session at the end of a 3-talk period. This encouraged broader discussion on the subject.

The sections spanned:

  • Micro-Target Fabrication
  • Facility introductions and overviews
  • Cryogenic Target production
  • High-repetition rate targetry
  • Silicon-based fabrication techniques
  • Applications in Micro-fluidics
  • Chemistry-based fabrication techniques



Please find below a link that will download the schedule in pdf format.

Schedule V2.0

Presentation format

Oral presentations are lecture format with a digital projector as an aid. Presentations are 20 minutes long with questions reserved for a 20 minute slot at the end of a three talk session. Slide format is at the delegates and institutes discretion.

About the Target Fabrication Workshop series

  • Gathering of Target manufacture and development scientists and engineers
  • Open to oral and poster presentations of individual’s or groups work in manufacture, development and research in Targets for high energy interactions
  • Networking and collaborative opportunities between international institutes
  • Targetry research topics covered include but are not limited to:
    • Thin film coating applications
    • Low density materials
    • Specialised characterisation techniques
    • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) applications
    • Micro-machining
    • Targetry solutions for the next high repetition rate laser systems
    • Strategic response to new facility developments and demands


The four day Monday-Thursday event will take place within Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, London. SE10 9LS.

The building is part of the Royal Naval College, heart of Maritime Greenwich, a world heritage site in the centre of London. The area is steeped in historical significance with the Cutty Sark, an old British clipper ship open to visitors and the Royal Observatory overlooks the Naval College and now operates as a museum.

A visitor website can be found here:

Background of the TFW series

  • The first meeting was held in Oxfordshire 2006. The previous workshop was held in St  Andrews, Scotland 6th-11th July 2014 where 60 attendees took part. A synopsis of the previous TFW can be found here:
  • The workshop arose from the need of a specialised scientific response to meet the demands of the high-energy interactions community for research and development of novel materials and assemblies
  • TFW has historically attracted researchers and engineers from around the world; TFW5 attracted delegates from Europe, Asia and North America

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