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Vacuum Lectures (online)

Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 10:00 AM until Friday, September 3, 2021, 4:00 PM
Additional Info:
Anton P Stampfl
Course Coordinator
Lecture Series
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Diversity statement: Our goal is to create an inclusive, respectful environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicity's, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations. We value diversity in the communities we bring together and strive to provide balanced representation of the richness of our collective human experience, and welcome your contributions to helping us achieve that goal.
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 ASRP End Station in laboratory

The Vacuum Lectures

We have created The Vacuum Lectures, a 12-lecture, online three day lecture series which covers all the vacuum lectures covered in our two other courses (The Three Day in-person course and the 13-week online course). This course is designed for those that are not able to travel to an in-person course nor are able to afford the time of the more comprehensive and thorough 13-week course. The lecture series allows for direct discussion with instructors about each lecture through Google Meet.  Once registered each participant will receive link details for video participation.
LECTURE SLIDE PACK: Participants will receive the 12-lecture slide pack as a pdf file.
CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION: At the end of the course participants will be awarded a certificate from the VSA verifying that they did attend all three days of the course presentations. Instructors verify attendance through a list of attendance of each lecture and their comprehension through a series of multiple choice questions for each of the 12 lectures delivered.
ACCESS TO THE LECTURE RECORDINGS: All participants will have access to the recordings of each lecture after the lecture series is completed. 
UPGRADE LECTURE SERIES COURSE TO 13-WEEK VACUUM COURSE: The Vacuum Lectures certificate can be upgraded to a Certificate of Graduation (which has either a PASS or PASS WITH DISTINCTION) for the 13-week online course by completing the assignments, and participating in the weekly tutorials and two laboratory classes. The upgrade allows the student to upgrade their creditials in their own time. 

Payment Options

To celebrate the first Virtual Vacuum Congress - VVC21 the VSA is offering the following:

FREE REGISTRATION OF THE LECTURE COURSE TO REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS OF VVC21. Please Register first at REGISTER FOR VVC21. Then return to this page and Register for the course. Please use the same email you registered under for VVC21 otherwise we are unable to verify your free registration for the Lecture Course.

This is an incredible deal because our Lecture Series is more expensive than the Registration at VVC21!

Participants have the ability to pay with  credit card, PayPal, or through direct bank transfer. Bank transfer details are:

Bank name:  Commonwealth Bank of Australia BIC/SWIFT Code: CTBAAU2S BSB number: 063583 Account number: 10107774 Account Name: VACUUM SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA Address: UNIT 2 42 MELISSA ST DONVALE VIC 3111, AUSTRALIA
Message for recipient: Please write "VSA Lectures and give your name"
IBANs are not used in Australia. However, payment in certain countries may require  one. In that case, the BSB and account number should be combined. Do not include any spaces or hyphens. That is: 
(BSB)(Account no.)
IBAN/Account Number: 06358310107774
STUDENTS: Please use your institutions email address to register. We use this address as a verification of your student status.

Course Outline




10:00 – 11:15 Introduction and Fundamentals A
11:15 – 11:30 (Short Break)
11:30 – 12:30 Fundamentals B
12:30 – 13:30 (Lunch)
13:30 – 14:30 Positive Displacement Pumps
14:30 – 14:45 (Short Break)
14:45 – 15:45 Diffusion Pumps

10:00 – 11:15 Turbomolecular/Drag Pumps 
11:15 – 11:30 (Short Break)
11:30 – 12:30 Ionisation Gauges and RGA’s
12:30 – 13:30 (Lunch)
13:30 – 14:30 Sublimation and Ion Pumps 
14:30 – 14:45 (Short Break)
14:45 – 15:45 Pressure Measurement A

10:00 – 11:15
Pressure Measurement B
11:15 – 11:30 (Short Break)
11:30 – 12:30 TSP and Ion Pumping
11:30 – 12:30 Outgassing and Permeation
12:30 – 13:30 (Lunch)
13:30 – 14:30 Fittings and Accessories
14:30 – 14:45 (Short Break)
14:45 – 15:45 Leak Detection
15:45 – 16:00  Certificate Awards and Wrap-Up

During the Short Breaks participants will have the chance to mingle in a number of break-out rooms. 


Fundamentals – Basic concepts, gas laws, kinetic theory, conductance formulae etc.
Pumps and Systems  –  Roots, Rotary, Diffusion, Turbo, Cryo, Sorb, Sublimation, Sputter­ ion-pumps
Gauges   – Thermal conductivity gauges, Ionisation gauges, Mass Spectrometers
Materials and Accessories – Outgassing,Vapour pressures, Chambers, Valves, Fittings
Leak Detection – Virtual and Real leaks,Types of detectors, Techniques, Use of MSLD

For whom

Researchers seeking a concise overview of the basic theory and practice of vacuum technology 
Technicians maintaining equipment eg. electron microscopes, coaters, mass spectrometers, accelerators 
Engineers in projects involving vacuum equipment
Industrial Staff eg. freeze drying, semiconductors, vacuum packaging, moulding, suction processes 
Workshop Staff specialising in machining and construction of vacuum equipment
Sales Staff essentials of vacuum pumps, systems, gauges, materials and accessories, leak detectors etc.