Introduction

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 These technologies have become outdated because of advancements in vacuum pumping, chamber fabrication techniques, electronics or the development of new metrology devices.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 Worse yet, if one is new to the discipline he may not know what is still in use and what is outdated.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principles in a readable form so that the information can be absorbed efficiently without having to sift through outdated methods and techniques.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.

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.

“Understanding Modern Vacuum Technology is a text that I would recommend for all vacuum practitioners. The author lays out the theory behind vacuum systems in a very logical manner such that it could be used as a training text and an excellent desktop reference.

“I am a test engineer at a semiconductor capital equipment company and I keep a copy of this book nearby for reference. The examples provided are very down to earth and ready for use in application of real-world vacuum systems.” -WJ

“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”-GB

 “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

A Senior VP of one of our strategic suppliers flew into town to meet with supply chain. I was introduced to him. He had no idea that I was the author. He pulled a copy out of his brief case and said, “Your are Steve Borichevsky? I was reading your book on the flight over! Will you sign my copy?”-RW