Activity Report – Vacuum Science and Technology Division (VSTD)
April 16, 2018
BVC Meeting – 20th March 2018
Activities since the last meeting:-
(1) 21st IVC Planning (2019) – In progress….
A call went out to the VSTD division delegates for the formation of a “External Program Committee for IVC21 VSTD”. The following members have agreed to serve and several others are expected.
- Jay Hendricks, Chair (USA
- Martin Wuest, Swiss Vacuum Society
- Joe Herbert, UK
- Jean Louis Bersier, France
- Per Eklund
- Marcelo Ferreira
- Ute Bergner, Germany
- James Fedchak, USA
- Chong-Do Park, Korea
- Maximo Lopez Cinvestav, Mexico
Start looking for Satellite workshops & Schools
(2) EVC-15 planning is complete, programme has developed well with high submission rate (275 total).
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! – Venue is CICG Conference Centre, Geneva
Vacuum in Accelerators, Contributed 18, Poster 21
Thin Film & Surface Engineering, Contributed 28, Poster 29
Plasma Science & Technology, Contributed 6, Poster 4
Vacuum Science & Technology, Contributed 42, Poster 22
Surface Science & Applied Surface Science, Contributed 23, Poster 11
Nanometer Structures & Nanotechnology, Contributed 14, Poster 14
Biointerfaces, Contributed 5, Poster 2
Electronic Materials & Processing, Contributed 6, Poster 5
IUVSTA 60th Anniversary Special Session – MONDAY AFTERNOON – June 18th 2018
Joe Greene, U. of Illinois (US), Linköping University (SE), Taiwan Tech (TW)
History of Materials Science since the Big Bang
Anne L’Huillier, Lund University (SE)
Exploring Matter at Ultrashort Time Scales
Cristoforo Benvenuti, CERN (CH) ret.
Getter Pumping for Accelerators
Claude Nicollier, ESA (EU) ret.
Working in vacuum ‐ Extravehicular Activities around the ISS
(3) EVC 16 will skip 1 year and so not be held in 2020 but 2021. This is due to clashes with other meetings that is more significant than usual.
(4) VST ISO TC Recommended Practices
Recent activity New AVS Recommended Practice for the Calibration of Gauges of Ionization Type was Submitted to JVST on Feb. 5th, 2018
Work also involved looking at the Quantum SI – Eg. Fixed Length Optical Cavity will replace the Mercury Manometer/McLeod Gauge.