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The joint European conference provides scientists, researchers and engineers from across Europe, and working in academia, national labs and industry, the opportunity to meet and discuss the latest advances in the physics and chemistry of surfaces as well as their industrial application. It is a forum to discuss the progress of surface science in related innovation fields such as heterogeneous catalysis, organic molecular nano-architectures, two-dimensional materials and graphene, nanoelectronics, bio-nanoscience and functional and energy materials studied both using theoretical and experimental methods.
24th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2024)/ 11th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2024) Helsinki, Finland
The AVS 24th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2024) featuring the 11th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2024) will be a three-day meeting dedicated to the science and technology of atomic layer controlled deposition of thin films and now topics related to atomic layer etching. Since 2001, the ALD conference has been held alternately in the United States, Europe and Asia, allowing fruitful exchange of ideas, know-how and practices between scientists. This year, the ALD conference will again incorporate the Atomic Layer Etching 2024 Workshop (ALE 2024), so that attendees can interact freely.
AVS 70th International Symposium & Exhibition Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend. Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.
Contamination Control Congres 2024 Den Bosch
Congres met drie parallelle lezingenprogramma's, voor iedereen die werkzaam is in een van de vijf focusgebieden van Vereniging Contamination Control Nederland (VCCN): Healthcare, Micro-elektronica, Farma, Food of Space.

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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 smartphone, 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.
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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Reviews


14 February 2017
A wealth of information on all vacuum aspects
Writing any text book must be a huge undertaking, but one on the subject of Vacuum Science and Technology has unique challenges. These include the enormous breadth of Vacuum; its dynamic range and associated principles within this, a continually evolving range of applications and their impact on the requirements for future generations of vacuum equipment and systems.
The authors have produced an important contemporary book on the subject of vacuum which will be a valuable addition to the resources of students, educators, theorists and practitioners alike.
The concepts and materials are accessible to all from those with high school diploma to those in academia. This is complemented by clear first principles derivations, for example in the early sections on kinetic theory and adsorption mechanisms (a theme which runs through all sections of the book). The treatment of flow is impressive. Pump mechanisms and their operational principles are com-prehensively reviewed. The chapters on total and partial pressure measurement are probably the most clear and detailed I have seen published. Similarly the leak-detection chapter extensively covers theory and practical methods. The level of treatment given to sealing techniques and other compo¬nents is deserved. However, as many processes and applications in vacuum rely fundamentally on mass flow control, more detail on these would have been a very useful addition.
The calculated examples are useful and the exercises are generally well constructed and relevant. Inclusion of 'worked solutions' in the E-version is a welcome completion.
Final remark, the English language translation is excellent!
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Dr Andrew Chew, Global Applications Manager, Edwards Vacuum, Burgess Hill, UK

13 March 2017
Couldn’t be written any better! As it were “two-books-in-one”
'Vacuum Science and Technology' is an indispensable resource for scientists and engineers concerned with vacuum physics and technology. The book comprehensively covers all the relevant topics in the modern vacuum field. Throughout the volume, the emphasis is on simultaneously the basic physics which underlies present day technology, and on the practical application. The book will enable the reader to understand the problems associated with vacuum system design, pressure measurement, leak detection, etc. It will also make the reader familiar with the tools available on the market.
Three introductory chapters deal with kinetic gas theory, gas laws, gas-surface interaction and flow phenomena. In this way the reader is prepared for the substantial middle part of the book which describes vacuum pumps and pumping systems, the gauging and gas analysis by which vacua are measured, characterized and controlled. To my opinion, chapter 6 with a clear explanation of the new Anharmonic Resonant Trap Mass Spectrometer (ARTMS) and an excellent section dealing with the analysis of a true residual gas spectrum with a unique way of argumentation deserve all the praise. These chapters are followed by descriptions of vacuum valves and components, from which complete systems are made and naturally lead to the consideration of system design. Obviously, the vacuum law of Ohm is present. Chapters on leak detection, cleaning and safety concerns and various appendices bring the book to the end.
As a reference book for the subject it serves its purpose well, providing all the information needed to make decisions in designing and maintaining simple vacuum systems. Relevant topics for practical problems are easy to find. As a textbook it is set up in a graded structure: a veritable find. I never saw such a simple solution with margin lines to distinguish between texts for the high and medium graduated reader. And both with and without margin texts the book is equally well legible. As it were two books in one.
The book style is clear, uncluttered and easy to read. Students, engineers and researchers entering the area will find this book an excellent introduction to modern vacuum physics and current practice. In terms of vacuum physics, the book goes beyond exclusively vacuum and explains all related physics backgrounds. A 'must-have' for all working with vacuum.
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Prof dr Aart W. Kleijn, Fellow of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) 2013,
Center of Interface Dynamics for Sustainability, Development Center of Science and Technology, Chengdu, China

26 April 2017
Authoritative, complete and entirely up to date
This book provides a clear, authoritative and comprehensive overview of vacuum with all its ins and outs. Besides a brief introduction into kinetic gas theory, the interaction of gases with solid surfaces and the flow of gases the authors extensively elaborate on a broad range of vacuum pumps and pressure gauges including their working principles. This is done in such an educative and natural way that the material is even accessible to laymen in vacuum science and technology. The reader can find detailed information on leak detection, residual gas analysis, sealing techniques as well as an in depth discussion on the suitability of various materials for vacuum related applications. The numerous illustrations, pictures, exercises and detailed descriptions make this book an indispensable and complete reference book for anyone who is actively engaged or interested in vacuum from the level of undergraduate student to engineer or scientist. Excellent course book, unique "two-level" structure.
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Prof dr ir Harold J.W. Zandvliet, MESA + Institute for Nanotechnology, Twente University, The Netherlands

9 July 2017
Impressive reference work, complete and up-to-date
Thank you for providing this book for my examination and reference. I am honored to be asked to review it. After reviewing the book my conclusion is that it is an excellent addition to the field of vacuum science and technology. It is comprehensive and well connected. It is a useful addition to the library of professors, scientists, engineers and students of vacuum technology.
Based on my experiences over fifty years as a scientist, research and developer, manufacturer and marketer in the industry of vacuum science, I wholeheartedly endorse this book. It is a seminal work in the field.
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Dr Sherman Rutherford, Formerly of Duniway Stockroom, Data General, Benson-Varian,
Portola Valley, California, USA


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