Joint Universities Accelerator School
Vacuum systems

1- The basics of vacuum science and technology; physical units; kinetic theory of gases; gas flow and pressure distribution calculations in complex vacuum systems


2- The fundamentals of gas-surface interactions leading to outgassing, physisorption, chemisorption, diffusion of gases in solids and surface phenomena


3- Dynamic outgassing under particle bombardment


4- Vacuum systems, usual materials and components; surface and bulk cleanliness definitions; diagnostics and preparation treatments


5- Pumps, gauges, gas analysers, leak detectors


6- Specificities of accelerator vacuum systems, lumped versus distributed pumping devices, and general review of beam-vacuum interactions and related problems. Prerequisites: none