Popular target designs are reviewed. Possible methods of fusion
target fabrication are discussed and the equipment and samples are
demonstrated. The properties of the uniform and structured (cluster)
materials are considered, showing the advantage of cluster material for
energy conversion into soft X rays. The target materials with high
content of hydrogen isotopes (BeD2, LiBeD3, or
ND3BD3) prove to be more effective for high-power
drivers in comparison with beryllium or polyimide.