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The UK’s Vacuum Technology Event for 2016 – this year’s Vacuum Symposium is a high-quality, two-day meeting covering applications, advances, innovation and emerging technologies. It is a key event for the UK’s vacuum community.

Here is a summary of this year’s meetings:

IOPVacuum Quality in Vacuum Process Engineering – does it matter?

Wednesday 12th

The vacuum environment is required for varied processes; these may include the study of specific particles or removal of unwanted species before admitting those that are required for study or use.

The residual gases still present in the vacuum achieved may not always be regarded as important, but they can have a detrimental effect on the proceeding process.

Before processing, by simply pumping to base pressure thereby achieving ultimate quantity, may not be sufficient, as what is in the residual gas, the quality, is really what is important.

This meeting addresses these issues for very large-scale environments to the smaller scale process chambers for plasma processing – MORE…

Functional Thin Films

Thursday 13th

This one-day meeting brings together scientists and technologists with expertise in the production and characterisation of functional thin film materials and integrated devices for a broad spectrum of scientific and industrial applications, with the aim of sharing knowledge, ideas and experience.

This year the programme is ‘all-by-invitation’ with speakers from around the UK and Europe.

  1. Functional Thin Films is now in it’s sixth year
  2. 9 great speakers
  3. …and a poster session.

See the programmme – MORE…

Cryopumping explained …. “It’s a trap”

Wednesday 12th

Covering everything from how a cryopump works, through to a wide range of interesting applications.

You will be able to learn how a cryopump works including an explanation of the Gifford McMahon cooling cycle; understand key features of cryopumping like UHV compatibility, high water pumping speeds and dry pumping; applications including Semiconductor, Industrial Coating, UHV, MBE, Space Simulation (large volumes) and R&D Laboratories – MORE…

TPW 2016:
Technological Plasma Workshop

Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th

A forum for science and technology of plasmas and gas discharges. This event is all about the revitalisation of older techniques, the technical plasmas of “today”, plasma enabled applications, how problems are being overcome and where technical plasmas are going in the future – MORE…

Training Courses

Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th

This is an opportunity to attend a Vacuum Training Course at very low cost. VTC1 & VTC2 are aimed at newcomers to the field, or anyone wishing to brush-up on their knowledge, whereas VTC3 will address ultra high vacuum in more detail.

There are two specialist application courses: VTC4 on “Leak Detection” and VTC5 on “The Design and Fabrication of UHV Chambers”. Places on each course are very limited, so you are encouraged to register early.

The material is presented in an informal/tutorial style with an effort to address participants’ needs. A copy of the Training Slides on a CD + a Certificate of Attendance will be provided. The Course Fee is £25 (per course) which will be collected by credit card when you book the course MORE…

Poster Session

Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th

Poster sessions will take place on both days of VS7.  Everyone attending this year’s event is invited to present a poster which may be on work related to any of this year’s meeting topics or any aspect of vacuum in general.

This year the Vacuum Symposium Poster Prizes (£100 and certificate on both days) will be sponsored by the IOP Vacuum Group and our Platinum Sponsors, Leybold.

Posters will be judged on the basis of scientific content, effectiveness of communication and overall appearance – MORE…

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