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Short Course Catalog


Taught by industry professionals, AVS Short courses offer training for technicians, scientists, and engineers in three broad categories (see below).

Many AVS courses can be customized through our Onsite/Online Short Courses program, click the On Site Course link next to any course of interest. This option is best for groups of 10 or more people.

Don’t see what you are looking for on the current AVS Short Course Schedule? Then click on the Short Courses by Request form to make a request for a course to be provided at a future date/location. This option is best for individuals or small groups.
 
Vacuum & Equipment Technology
Topics Related to vacuum and processing equipment design, ooperation, and maintenance.
Comprehensive Technology Overviews
An Overview of Applied Vacuum Technology On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Gauging & Flow Control
Analysis of Mass Spectrometer (RGA) Spectra On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Partial Pressure Analysis with Residual Gas Analyzers On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Total Pressure Gauging Techniques On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Safety
Vacuum and Cryogen Safety On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
System & Pump Operation
Controlling Contamination in Vacuum Systems On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Cryopump Technology On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Operation & Maintenance of Vacuum Pumping Systems On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Vacuum System Leak Detection and Basic Troubleshooting On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Vacuum Pumps On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
System & Vessel Design
UHV Design and Practices On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Vacuum Sealing and Joining Techniques On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Vacuum System Design On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Vacuum Vessel Engineering On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Materials Characterization
Topics covering chemical, physical, and electrical characterization of films, surfaces, particles, and interfaces.
Characterization Techniques
A Comprehensive Course on Surface Analysis and Depth Profiling by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS or ESCA), Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES), Focused Ion Beam Analysis (FIB) and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) (2 days) On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Atomic Force and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Essentials of Accurate and Reliable Surface Analysis using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Focused Ion Beams (FIB) and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Fundamentals of Semiconductor Characterization: Electrical and Optical Techniques On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
High Resolution X-ray Reflection and Diffraction Methods for Thin Film Characterization On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Industrial Ion Sources On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Introduction to Spectroscopic Ellipsometry On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Introduction to Surface Analysis On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Major Analytical Techniques other than XPS, AES, FIB, SIMS On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Surface Analysis, Interface, and Thin Film Analysis: The Major Methods On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Surface Characterization of Biomaterials On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS): The Basics and Advanced Approaches and Applications On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Materials Processing
Topics covering materials processing, modification, and integration.
Comprehensive Technology Overviews
Hard Coatings by PVD Methods On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Thin Film Nucleation, Growth, and Microstructural Evolution On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Transparent Conducting Oxides: Applications, Science, Fabrication, and Characterization On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Processing & Equipment Technology
Adhesion and Stiction: Mechanisms, Measurement Techniques, and Methods for Reduction On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
An Introduction to Ion Beam Coating Deposition Techniques On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
An Introduction to Ion Sources: Principles and Techniques On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Atomic Layer Deposition On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Atomic Layer Deposition: Basic Principles, Characterizations, and Applications On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Atomic Layer Etching On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Atomic Layer Deposition: Fundamentals, Chemistry and Applications On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Basics of Radio Frequency Technology On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Chemical Mechanical Planarization for Microelectronics Manufacturing On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Cleaning and Surface Conditioning Techniques for Integrated Circuit Manufacturing On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
CVD for Microelectronics On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Evaporation for Thin Film Deposition On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Ion Implantation: Fundamentals, Process Controls and Advanced Applications On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Ion Implantation Processing On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Photolithography Process in IC Production On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Plasma-Enhanced CVD: Fundamentals, Techniques, and Applications On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Plasma Etching and RIE: Fundamentals and Applications On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Plasma and Ion Beam Diagnostics: Principles & Applications On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Practice of Reactive Sputter Deposition On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Reactive Sputtering and Deposition On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Sputter Deposition On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Surface Preparation for Thin Film Deposition On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Thin Film Deposition by Sputter Processes On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Process & Materials Integration
Copper Interconnect Technology On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Introduction to Nanomanufacturing On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Microfabrication Technology for MicroElectroMechanical Systems On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Nanotribology and Nanomechanics and Applications to MEMS/NEMS and BioMEMS/BioNEMS On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Photovoltaics: The Engineering, Technology and Application of Solar Cells (1 day) On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Photovoltaics: The Engineering, Technology and Application of Solar Cells (2 days) On Site Courses Short Courses by Request
Semiconductor Device Manufacturing Overview On Site Courses Short Courses by Request