One-day Short Course on Basic Vacuum Technology and PVD by Kurt J. Lesker Co. (Wednesday)

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Kurt J. Lesker Company and NDnano are pleased to present a free, one-day short course on basic vacuum technology and physical vapor deposition. Participants have the option of participating either Tuesday, March 10 or Wednesday, March 11, or splitting their attendance between the two days. Please register in advance.


Vacuum Basics

  • Book Resources
  • Gas-Solid Interactions
  • Flow Regimes
  • Conductance
  • Pumping Speed
  • Gas Load
  • Outgassing
  • Pump Throughput
  • Gas Load = Pump Throughput

Vacuum Gauging

  • What makes vacuum pressure difficult to measure?
  • The Ideal Gas Law and gas law variables
  • Gas Dependent vs Gas Independent gauges
  • Examples of gauging systems

Physical Vapor Deposition

  • Book Resources
  • Major PVD Methods
    • Thermal Evaporation
    • E-Beam Evaporation
    • Sputtering
  • Deposition and Film Growth
  • Practical Technical Issues


10:00 am - Noon:  Basic Vacuum
Noon - 1:00 pm:  Lunch (for registered participants)
1:00 - 3:00 pm:  Physical Vapor Deposition
3:00 - 4:00 pm:  Networking Reception (Tuesday only)


Auditorium (Room 101), Jordan Hall of Science

Campus map with Jordan Hall highlighted.


Advance registration is required.  Register here by Friday, March 6, 2015.


Feel free to print and post the short-course flier. Lesker short course flier 2014


Contact Heidi Deethardt at or 574-631-0279


Thank you for your interest!