7.1. Target Engineering Process

Target Engineering Process

Targets may either be fabricated at LLNL/GA or supplied by the experimentalist. For LLNL/GA-produced targets, there is a process in place to ensure that the production of targets for NIF experiments occurs in an efficient manner and meets all design specifications and quality control requirements. Experimentalist-supplied targets must still meet certain fundamental design and materials requirements (size, hazardous materials, etc.) and must be metrologized at LLNL.