AVS Online Short Courses Now Available!

Does COVID-19 have your company temporarily shut down?

Are your employees home, and do they need more work to do?
COVID-19 has impacted many of us, causing companies to find new ways to keep employees working safely and productively from home. AVS wants to help! AVS Short Courses offer training for technicians, scientists and engineers, and is being offered to you during this challenging time. AVS is bringing two of its AVS Short Courses and our qualified instructors to your home via Zoom!

Atomic Layer Etching

Instructor: Steven M. George
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
Atomic layer etching (ALE) is based on sequential, self-limiting reactions that yield controlled etching at the atomic level.  ALE is critical for atomic layer processing that is increasingly important for nanoscale fabrication.  The course will cover both plasma ALE and thermal ALE.  Process strategies will be described that are useful for many applications including advanced semiconductor processing.

Sputter Deposition 

Instructor: Angus Rockett
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
This course provides an understanding of the cause and effect of changes in sputtering parameters on the energetics of the sputtering and deposition processes and their relationship to film properties. The energy and distribution of species ejected from the target are discussed. 

Course Cost

Cost Per Course:

Each course includes a link to a pdf file of the copyrighted course notes. Also, during the online course you may ask questions. Instructors will review and answer them periodically throughout the course. 

Please note times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Check your timezone accordingly!

Save with AVS Membership

Save $50 per AVS Webinar with an AVS Platinum Membership. The savings from just two webinars is equivalent to the price of an AVS Platinum Membership, which provides discounts on conferences/short courses as well as access to the AVS publications and technical libraries, career services, and more. Don’t miss out on these savings. Contact Angela Klink, AVS Membership Administrator, angela@avs.org, for your discount code or to upgrade to Platinum.

AVS Instructors

Steven M. George, Professor
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
University of Colorado at Boulder

Angus Rockett
Head of the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
Colorado School of Mines

Other AVS Events

AVS 2020 Short Course programs (Chapter, National, Webinars, and e-Talks) will be posted on the AVS Short Schedule page as they become available. Please bookmark the webpage to view upcoming training opportunities.
AVS e-Talk: Nanoscale Tomographic Mapping of
Hydrated Materials with Cryo-APT
May 14, 2020
AVS Webinar: Recent Advances in X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
and Near-Ambient Pressure Methods
June 10, 2020
AVS 67 National Short Course Program
Denver, CO
October 25-30, 2020
AVS Courses by Request
If you are interested in seeing an AVS Short Course offered in 2020 please complete the AVS Courses by Request form.