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Posted: January 7, 2008

Practical Vacuum seminars packed with developments

(Nanowerk News) A joint collaboration between the British Vacuum Council and the Vacuum Group of the Institute of Physics, the education programme that accompanies the Practical Vacuum and Semiconductor Processing show alongside MTEC at the NEC in Birmingham (13-14 February 2008) will present some of the best brains in the vacuum and semiconductor technology business, making the event a must-see occasion for everyone involved in these technologies.
Organised by Dr Zoe Barber from the University of Cambridge and Dr Steve Shannon of SS Scientific, the two-day seminar series will appeal to all manufacturing professionals interested in the technologies and processes also being showcased simultaneously at the NEC at the co-located shows: MTEC Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation, Machine Building Drives and Automation and 3C Contamination Control and Cleanroom Products.
On Wednesday 13 February, the programme will be:.
Outgassing: the villain in the vacuum by Dr Austin Chambers, York University.
Non-evaporable getters - a coating that behaves like a pump by Dr Sunil Patel, ASTeC, Daresbury.
Plasma processing for medical applications by Dr Charles Bishop, C.A.Bishop Consulting.
Nanotechnology applied to medical devices by Dr Lars Allers, Mantis Deposition.
Vacuum requirements for film growth: it ain't what you grow but the way that you grow it by Dr Rick Spencer, Alacritas Consultancy.
Surface analysis: a problem solving tool by Dr Mike Petty, Loughborough Surface Analysis.
Venting of vacuum systems by Dr Gordon Livesey, Lynthorpe Consultancy.
Vacuum in the semiconductor Industry: lots of nothing making lots of money by Dr Alan Webb, Bookham Technology.
On Thursday 14 February:.
Moisture removal: water, water everywhere by Dr David Hucknall, Vac Tech.
Removal of water vapour using cryosurfaces at -130C by Peter White, Megatech.
Aspects of freeze-drying and ice condensers by Richard Wood, Biopharma Technology.
Getting a move on: considerations and compromises for vacuum motion system design by Dr Carl Richardson, RTA Instruments.
Polymers in vacuum for roll-to-roll coating by Dr Charles Bishop, C.A Bishop Consulting.
Bonding materials for use in vacuum by Dr Bryan Bernard, Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Visit the website for details, including up-to-date exhibitor lists and conference/education programmes, and to register for your free entry ticket as well gain as online links to all exhibition websites:
Source: Processingtalk
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