Nov 23 – 25, 2015
Paul Scherrer Institute
Europe/Zurich timezone
CHANDA – workshop on target preparation – the needs and the possibilities


In the frame of the EC-funded integrated project CHANDA, the importance of nuclear target preparation for the accurateness and reliability of experimental nuclear data is addressed in a dedicated work package (WP3). The global goal of WP3 is the development of a network for nuclear target preparation and characterization, enabling to coordinate the target production corresponding to the experimental requirements.
The workshop is one of the deliverables within WP3 and is aimed to bring together isotope producers, target manufacturer and users for discussions about the needs and the possibilities of target preparation.
Although CHANDA is a program mainly focused on energy research, also synergies with other nuclear data applications have to be identified and integrated for establishing a competent and highly efficient network.
Paul Scherrer Institute
The workshop will be performed in the building of the “Strahlenschutzschule”, OSGA, room E06, at the Paul Scherrer Institute in 5232 Villigen, Switzerland.
Important deadlines:
1.5.2015                   registration and submission of abstract
1.6.2015                   acceptance of presentation
1.7.2015                   deadline for hostel reservation
30.9.2015                 submission of proceedings
23.-25.11.2015       workshop
Workshop fee
No fee will be required for the workshop. However, participants are responsible for all travel, provision and accommodation costs. A workshop dinner will optionally be offered on own account.
Abstracts and proceedings
A short abstract on the topic to be presented with a maximum length of 1 page will be due together with the registration on 1.5.2015 per e-mail to Proceedings (not be peer-reviewed) will be issued electronically only. Participants will be encouraged to write a paper with a maximum length of 4 pages. Where no paper will be submitted in time, the abstract will be included in the proceedings. An abstract template is available on the webpage. Please download the abstract template from the link "Materials" on this page.
The workshop will cover only oral presentations; poster presentation will not be possible.
Participants are by themselves responsible for their booking. Recommended hotels in the near neighborhood of PSI are
A number of rooms in the PSI hostel is blocked till 1.7.2015 for the nights from 22.-25.11.2015. These are double rooms with a shared bath room for 30 CHF per person and night. Single use for 60 CHF per person and night is also possible. This is a first come-first go principle. Please send an e-mail to for booking.