Vacuum Science and Technology
Vacuum Science and Technology
(VST) is a fully new international edition of the Dutch standard work Basisboek Vacuümtechniek
, first published in 2000 by the Dutch Vacuum Society NEVAC and with two reprints since a real “bestseller” in the Dutch language region.
The 726-page book contains all 21st century innovations in the vacuum domain. The authors have added important novelties on pumps (incl. MDP/side channelpump and new variants in sputter-ion pumps), pressure measurement (quartz crystal friction gauge, 3B ion gauge) and partial pressure gauges (autoresonant mass spectrometer). The section on leak detection is totally revised. More focus is on counterflow leak detectors, whose maximum achievable sensitivity has increased significantly in the past decade. Two new inside-out leak detection methods are presented, namely the atmosphere method and ‘bombing’. The arsenal of available leak detection instruments has been extended with multigas sniffer systems, hydrogen leak detector and quartz window sensor. The section on cleaning procedures has been adapted to the changed understandings in this area and more focused on complete vacuum systems. Finally, a number of figures has been added or renewed. All in all, the book forms an indispensable resource for researchers, engineers, maintenance staff and sales managers concerned with vacuum-related topics. Throughout the volume, all relevant physical models and present day technology receive ample attention.
Eighteen years of use of the Dutch version in dozens of vacuum courses in the Dutch language region have implicitly proven Vacuum Science and Technology
to be not only an excellent reference work but as well an outstanding text book, by its unique graded setup perfectly suited for (combined) higher and secondary level trainings. Exercises are included in two degrees of difficulty. Course participants will experience the book as a synthesis of 'in depth' vacuum physics and modern practice.
VST is also available as a fully updated e-book. Easy to install on phone, tablet, laptop or PC, so you will always and everywhere have a source of information about vacuum topics at hand. Additional advantage of an e-book above offset publication: updates are easily available. Since its first release in 2017 the e-version has been supplemented or changed on some welcome points, such as for instance the inclusion of all fully worked solutions to the chapter exercises. This to further enhance the book's quality as an excellent manual for courses and self-study.
For more information please visit the website specially dedicated to VST
The Dutch Vacuum Society NEVAC awards the book her quality mark 'Under the auspices of NEVAC', thus giving appropriate content to one of its key objectives, namely the dissemination of knowledge in the field of vacuum science and technology.
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