AVS Online Short Courses Now Available!

AVS has been offering online training for technicians, scientists and engineers during COVID-19 with great success and reduced fees! If you are not able to travel due to restrictions, consider online traning with us. While we hope to return to in person training AVS will again bring three (3) AVS Short Courses and our qualified instructors to you via Zoom!

Course Cost

Cost Per Course:

Platform: Zoom

Times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Check your timezone!

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

You must be present the day of the course, recorded versions are not available.

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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 Member Services Administrator, angela@avs.org for your discount code or to upgrade to Platinum.

Atomic Layer Etching

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
The first part of the course will cover the basics of plasma ALE.  Si ALE will be described as the model plasma ALE system defined by chlorination and Ar+ ion sputtering.  Other plasma ALE systems will be discussed such as SiO2, Si3N4 and HfO2 ALE.  The second part of the course will cover the basics of thermal ALE.  Al2O3 ALE will be developed as the model thermal ALE system based on fluorination and ligand-exchange reactions.  Other thermal ALE systems will be discussed such as TiN, SiO2 and Si ALE.

Steve George

Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Colorado at Boulder

Vacuum and Cryogen Safety

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
Vacuum systems can present a variety of hazards to the laboratory worker.  This course will provide an in-depth discussion of a wide variety of hazards and mitigation techniques related to vacuum systems.  A thorough discussion of the interface between the vacuum system and commonly associated pressure sources will be provided.  Potential accidental overpressure of the vacuum system will be emphasized as well as safety concerns for the use of brittle materials in vacuum applications.

Roger Shrouf

Consultant/Retired Technical Staff at Sandia National Labs

Partial Pressure Analysis with Residual Gas Analyzers

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
This course provides the basic training required to interpret Residual Gas Analyzer (RGA) data and produce actionable information for process control applications. The operation of an RGA is described, with specific attention dedicated to the multiple tuning parameters available to RGA operators. Routine calibration, tuning and maintenance procedures are discussed.

Gerardo Brucker

Chief Scientist and CTO
Granville-Phillips Division of MKS Instruments

Other AVS Events

AVS 2021 International Twitter Poster Competition
June 2-3, 2021

Career Transitioning: Academia to Industry - Know the Steps to Take and What to Expect
June 8, 2021
2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT

AVS Publications: "Meet The Editors" Event
August 24, 2021
3:00 p.m. EDT
Coming Soon!

Recent Developments and Applications of FIB Sources and Instrumentation
June 15, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Lucille A. GiannuzziREGISTER HERE!

Gallium Oxide Materials and Devices
for Next Generation Ultra-Wide Bandgap Electronics

September 2, 2021
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
Instructor: Sriram Krishnamoorthy

AVS Southern California Chapter Short Course Program (IN PERSON)
September 27-29, 2021
Holiday Inn Buena Park
Buena Park, CA

AVS Courses by Request

If you are interested in seeing an AVS Short Course offered in 2021 please complete the AVS Courses by Request form.

AVS Onsite/Online Training
Do your employees need training now? Are budgets tight? Let AVS bring our short courses and qualified instructors to your organization during these tough economic times via Zoom. Please complete the AVS Onsite/Online Training request form to receive a proposal.