Vacuum Fundamentals, Techniques, and Deposition Technology

Who: JR Gaines, Kurt J. Lesker Co. Ron Hawranko, Leybold USA, and Chris Horwitz, Electrogrip
When: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
Where: 
University Club, Conference Room B
123 University Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260.

Pennsylvania Chapter of American Vacuum Society will be hosting two days-long “Vacuum Fundamentals, Techniques, and Deposition Technology” workshop at the University Club of the University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA on October 16-17, 2017.

This is a two-day course combining hands-on experience with classroom presentations. This course covers the application and use of vacuum systems and vacuum components, and an introduction to vacuum deposition techniques. Handouts will cover the presented slides. 

A limited number of second-hand vacuum technology reference books will be available at the marked prices. 

Course Objectives 

  • Learn vacuum fundamentals with hands-on experiments in different ranges. 
  • Learn about gauging technologies with models on display. 
  • Learn about pump technologies and selected pump disassembly 
  • Know common vacuum system hardware: materials, flanges, valves, and feedthroughs. 
  • Learn about vacuum deposition technologies.
  • Perform leak detection with He mass spectrometry. 
  • Benefit from a "just right" two-day course (when you don't have the time or need to attend a four- or five-day introductory course). 
    Instructors: JR Gaines, Kurt J. Lesker Co. Ron Hawranko, Leybold USA, and Chris Horwitz, Electrogrip Company 
    Course Notes: Developed with help from Kurt J. Lesker Co.; Steve Barker, Vacuum Research Corporation;  and Chris Horwitz, Electrogrip 
    Cost: Will be announced later
  • Only one discount per registrant may be applied, excludes Student rate. 
    Course will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., lunch and light refreshments included. 
  • Dates: Mon and Tues 16 and 17 October 2017
  • Held at University Club, Conference Room B, 123 University Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260. 
  • Local hotels include the Wyndham (2 blocks away) and Hilton (4 blocks) and Hampton (8 blocks). 
  • Register: https://www2.avs.org/shortcourses/schedule/wpa/regform.html