AVS Rocky Mountain Chapter Short Course Program
Cost Per Course:
- AVS Platinum Member
$1,045 (2-day course); $715 (1-day course)
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$1,120 (2-day course); $790 (1-day course)
$1,120 (2-day course); $790 (1-day course)
- Full-time Student/Requires Student I.D.
$400 (2-day course); $200 (1-day course)
- Multi-Course and Group Discounts Available
Contact Heather Korff, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Includes: Course notes and lunch.
Double Tree by Hilton-Westminster
8773 Yates Drive
Westminster, CO 80031-3680
Course Times: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
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After three years, we are excited to relaunch our signature event, the AVS Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Symposium on Thursday, September 14, 2023. You can visit vendor exhibits, attend an introduction to vacuum tutorial, hear about science during short talks, enjoy free lunch, discuss new ideas at the student poster session, and socialize during a happy hour that includes beer, wine, appetizers, and door prizes.
Short course registrants are automatically registered and welcome to participate.
An Overview of Applied Vacuum Technology
- Be introduced to the fundamental concepts of vacuum technology.
- Learn about common vacuum system hardware and instrumentation, including pumps, gauges, flanges, valves, and feedthroughs.
- Understand applications and processes involving vacuum technology.
- Benefit from a "just right" two-day course (when you don't have the time or the need to attend a four-day introductory course)..
Controlling Contamination in Vacuum Systems
- Understand the three phases of vacuum chamber contamination: gases, films, and particulates.
- Learn the origins of vacuum chamber contaminants and methods for controlling or eliminating them.
Atomic Layer Deposition
- Learn the fundamentals of ALD based on sequential self-limiting surface reactions.
- Understand the important advantages of ALD and comparison with CVD.
- Learn about ideal and non-ideal ALD and thermal and plasma-enhanced ALD.
- Understand how ALD surface chemistry and growth are studied using in situ probes.
- Learn how ALD can be utilized for thin film nanoengineering.
- Understand the many current and potential applications of ALD.
- Understand the fundamentals of sputter deposition.
- Review and discuss options for sputtering system design.
- Learn how rf sputtering differs from dc sputtering and understand how rf sputtering works.
- Understand reactive sputtering.
- Understand thin film properties are modified by adjusting sputtering parameters.
Introduction to Surface Analysis
- Learn about common surface analysis techniques for measuring a wide range of properties of solid surfaces.
- Understand the capabilities and limitations of common surface analysis techniques.
Partial Pressure Analysis with Residual Gas Analyzers
- Basic operation principles of mass spectrometers for residual gas analysis.
- How to specify the best RGA system configuration for your application.
- How to configure RGA software and process control I/O to perform gas analysis and track real-time changes in gas composition.
- Routine maintenance, tuning and calibration procedures.
- Quantitative compositional analysis and process control (actionable information) options.
- Spectral Interpretation: Quickly and effectively interpret typical RGA spectra. Monitor the quality of your vacuum process. Fingerprint your gas chamber. Chamber matching opportunities.
- How to differentiate between background and process gases
- Typical chemical interactions between RGAs and sampled gases.
Vacuum System Layout, Design Whys, Use, and Troubleshooting
- Learn what vacuum is and where it is used.
- Learn why vacuum systems range from ‘simple’ to ‘complicated’.
- Instruction on good handling practices of components for vacuum service—why are we told to keep ‘them clean’?
- How do we know our vacuum level?
- Learn when different types of flanges are likely to be used plus how and why of using them.
- What are methods/common ‘tools’ to diagnose a vacuum system?
- Suggestions on where to look first if your vacuum system suddenly ‘isn’t working’ properly.
- A ‘feel’ or clue for what is involved in modifying or ‘upgrading’ a vacuum system.
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September 27, 2023
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