The technical structure of AVS is organized as a matrix. Members can participate in one or more Divisions or Technical Groups, each of which is focused around a major topical area. Members may also participate in Chapters and Student Chapters, which are regional organizations that focus on local area needs.

Thin Film

Advancing the Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Mission - to promote and support the study of:
  • methods and processes for the formation of films
  • methods and processes for the analysis of films
  • properties of film materials, components and devices
  • manufacturing of these devices and their applications

Activities Supported
  • short courses on thin film topics
  • technical programs at international, national, and local symposia
  • thin film technical briefs, "recipes" for deposition
  • education