Active Thin Films: Ferroelectric Thin Films and Nanostructures

Dr. Peter Martin

October 2019 VT&C Digital Magazine

THz Photonics for Next Generation High Capacity Wireless Communication Technologies Beyond 5G

Dr. Abhijit Biswas

September 2019 VT&C Digital Magazine

Laser Based Bioprinting Brings Hope in 3D Tissue Constructs from the Ground Up

Dr. Megha Agrawal, Dr. Aisha Siraj, Dr. Shyamasri Biswas

August 2019 VT&C Digital Magazine

Photonics and Microelectronics: On-Chip Optical Amplifiers and Light Sources on Silicon Platform Can Take the Hybrid Photonic Integrated Circuits to the Next Level

Dr. Abhijit Biswas

July 2019 VT&C Digital Magazine

A Tutorial on Spectroscopy (SE) P3

Matt Linford and Team

June 2019 VT&C Digital Magazine

Zeroing the Capacitance Diaphragm Gauge

Steve Hansen

May 2019 VT&C Digital Magazine
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Dynamic Infrastructure: Dynamic Infrastructure implements deep AI technology to prevent bridges and tunnels from collapsing

The New York and Tel Aviv based startup Dynamic Infrastructure is implementing the world’s first deep-learning solution which allows bridge and tunnel owners and operators to obtain visual diagnosis of the assets they manage. The system provides live, cloud-based, 3D views of the bridge or tunnel and automatically alerts when changes are detected in maintenance and operation conditions - before the issues evolve into large-scale failures.

BrandTech Scientific, Inc.: Heater/Shaker for Use with BRAND LHS/LHS Flow

NEW! The Teleshake 95 heater/shaker module is now available for use with the BRAND Liquid Handling Station pipetting robots. The heater/shaker module can be heated up to 90°C depending on the labware material. It can also be used to shake samples with rotation speeds from 100 rpm to 1900 rpm. The heater and shaker is compatible with microplates, PCR plates, strips, and tubes, and some low profile reservoirs and polypropylene plates. Adapter plates are available for optimum heat transfer and secure hold in the Teleshake 95 for different consumables. Visit for details.

Cerebras Systems: Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine: Why we need big chips for Deep Learning

Deep learning has emerged as the most important computational workload of our generation. Tasks that historically were the sole domain of humans are now routinely performed by computers at human or superhuman levels. Deep learning is also profoundly computationally intensive. A recent report by OpenAI showed that, between 2012 and 2018, the compute used to train the largest models increased by 300,000X. In other words, AI computing is growing 25,000X faster than Moore’s law at its peak.


VON ARDENNE will be presenting at IAA 2019 (new mobility world) its latest thin film coating solutions for new mobility such as: *. PV for solar factories or car integration *. Carbon Coatings for Lithium-ion Batteries and fuel cells to improve the performance and low production costs *. Glass coating for wind shields and roof tops for saving energy and increasing comfort *. Coatings for car displays (anti reflective, easy-to-clean) or head up displays *. Coatings for Sensor technologies for the automotive industry (LIDAR-for distance and speed control to enable autonomous driving) or facial recognition for safety

Vacuum Systems and Components Catalogs & Literature 2019

Vacuum Systems and components 2019

Archived Articles and Blogs

Vacuum Technology Primer

Since 2000 Vacuum Technology & Coating Magazine has been the industry's leading source for the latest articles, news, and product and service information. Below we describe some of the terms that you will find in a typical issue of VT&C.

Vacuum Coating (Vacuum Deposition and Thin Film Deposition) is the process of depositing a film or other material atom by atom or molecule by molecule onto a surface in a low pressure environment or vacuum.

Physical Vapor Deposition or PVD refers to vacuum deposition methods which involve the material (which is being deposited) going from a condensed phase to a vapor phase and then to a thin film condensed phase. Sputtering and evaporation are common PVD processes.

Sputtering refers to a type of process used to deposit thin films and employs a plasma to bombard and eject atoms from a target source.

Evaporation refers to the heated source material being evaporated in a vacuum. Vacuum allows vapor particles to travel directly to the target object, where they condense back to a solid state. (called a Deposition Source) refers to a type of process used to deposit thin films and employs a plasma to bombard and eject atoms from the target source (called a Deposition Source).

Vacuum Hardware refers to the types of hardware and components that are used in the vacuum process. There are many types of hardware used in this process, some examples are flanges, fittings, seals, valves, and chambers.

Thin Film Metrology involves determining the optimal thickness, composition and/or condition of a coating through various techniques and mathematical calculations.

Gas Analytical Systems are used in the analysis of residual gases within a low pressure environment or vacuum.

Vacuum Pumps are devices that remove gas atoms and molecules for the purpose of leaving behind a partial vacuum. Some examples of types of vacuum pumps are rotary vane pumps, diaphragm pumps, and scroll pumps.

Every issue of VT&C includes a product showcase focused on a specific topic relevant to Vacuum Processing, please see our editorial calendar which lists the topic for each issue.