Understanding Modern Vacuum Technology

There have been many books on the topic of vacuum technology. Most of them are hard to find and out of print. Some of the older books by the masters have data that are still relevant dispersed in a sea of information about technologies that are no longer in use. These technologies have become outdated because of advancements in vacuum pumping, chamber fabrication techniques, electronics or the development of new metrology devices.

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This presents a challenge to the engineer, scientist or student that needs to learn about vacuum technology quickly and efficiently. One can spend hundreds of dollars on books to get a piece from one source and a chunk from another. Worse yet, if one is new to the discipline he may not know what is still in use and what is outdated.

Understanding Modern Vacuum Technology was written with the express purpose of presenting the key vacuum technology principles in a readable form so that the information can be absorbed efficiently without having to sift through outdated methods and techniques.

A typical topic in2nd Edition front cover FLAT REV Understanding Modern Vacuum Technology will start with the basic principles and take you up through the development of the technology used today. This is done to give the reader a deeper understanding of the topic. It draws upon peer reviewed literature, textbooks, articles, patents and personal experience—all with the purpose of helping you become successful in the art.

Understanding Modern Vacuum Technology is an exceptional value in an age when textbooks have become prohibitively expensive. It is a library-quality book with a cover printed on 10pt stock and laminated for durability.

Just a sample of what you can learn:

Q: What were the three hypotheses that Italian physicist Amedeo Avogadro propose that were not well received yet became the basis of the atomic theory of chemistry?
A: See page 14
Q: Who determined Avogadro’s Constant? It wasn’t Amedeo Avogadro.
A: See Pg 17
Q: Two chambers of different temperatures are connected by a narrow tube. If you know the the pressure of one chamber and the temperatures of both, how can you predict the pressure in the second chamber?
A: See page 24
Q: Vacuum pumps are rated by their speed, which has unites of volume/time, for example L/sec, cubic meters/hour, etc.  How can you make sense of this?
A: See page 30
Q: What is the Ion Current Turn-around of a Bayard-Alpert Gauge?
A: See page 84
Q: What was the greatest improvement in high vacuum pressure measurement since the development of the Bayard-Alpert ionization gauge?
A: See page 99
Q: How can gas pressure be measured with photons?
A: See page 124 and page 130 for two techniques!
Q: What is an Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer?
A: See page 152
Q: What is a “molecular pump”?
A: See page 217
Q: With respect to cryogenic pumping, what are the three types of gases?
A: See page 254
Q: What are solid state vacuum pumps:
A: Read Chapter 13

What others are saying!

Understanding Modern Vacuum Technology is being read by engineers, technicians, scientists, students, engineering managers, marketing personnel, sales managers and even executives in the vacuum industry. These are actual comments from people who have purchased the book.

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Comments about Understanding Modern Vacuum Technology on Amazon

“My adviser gave me a copy of the book and it had a formula that helped me solve a problem for my PhD thesis.”-EB

“The book is well written, I bought six copies for my staff”-BG

 “There hasn’t been a good book written about vacuum in a long time. I found this is written such a way that it was easy to follow and explaines the concepts so that no matter what your level is, you can learn this.”-BS

“We have internal vacuum courses for our engineers. We bought six copies to have on hand.”-JR