AIF will offer basic vacuum technology short course in a regular basis. Please check the recent news for upcoming course.
Next short course will be offered on April 10th, 2015.
This is primarily a hands on course with some lecture time. Individuals will work on two functioning vacuum systems. Each attendee will manually remove and install components to learn practical knowledge when dealing with vacuum systems. Covered components include forepumps, turbomolecular pumps, ion pumps, thermocouple and cold cathode gauges, valves, flanges, and feedthroughs.
In addition to hands-on instruction, attendees will receive the following:
- Digital copy of lecture materials
- Tour of AIF facility
The course instructor will be Fred Stevie. Fred has 40 years of experience with vacuum instrumentation and is an American Vacuum Society instructor. He is currently responsible for the Surface Analysis Laboratory at NC State.