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Lesker U Live! is series of free webinars spanning many topics taught by leading vacuum experts.

Lesker U provides the following:

  • High-value vacuum expert training
  • A solid base of understanding surrounding vacuum technology
  • Deep dives on specific vacuum technology topics

Other Lesker U Live! Webinars


Introduction to Residual Gas Analysis: Characterizing Partial Pressures

The precise characterization of pressure in a vacuum system requires the analysis of the residual gases that are present. Residual Gas Analysis (RGA) or partial pressure analysis provides substantially more data than can be acquired by a simple measure of total pressure. The system uses atomic mass units to distinguish atomic and molecular gases in addition to gas compounds such as CO2, fingerprints, pump fluids, and other hydrocarbons. In this webinar the broad range of useful information, including trends in gas composition, outgassing rate, leak detection, and system cleanliness derived from RGA will be discussed. Principles of operation, pressure limits, sensitivity, mass ranges, spectra interpretation, detector placement, start-up and shutdown will also be discussed.

Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Expert(s): Evan Sawyer

Evan Sawyer is the Global Product Manager for Instrumentation and Pressure Measurement at the Kurt J Lesker Company. With a background in Chemistry, Evan is one of KJLC's product experts and specializes in chemical compatibility / reactivity, pressure measurement, pressure control, and gas analysis. Evan's talents have enabled him to contribute to many different system designs and upgrades for his global clientele. His skills also include troubleshooting instrumentation issues and the creation of technical documentation for his products to further assist the scientific community.

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Introduction to Physical Vapor Deposition: Thermal & E-Beam Evaporation

This class presents the basics of evaporation of materials to make thin films. Concentrating primarily on resistive thermal evaporation and electron beam evaporation as the primary methods of deposition. It explores the importance of thermal conductivity within each technique and how it can be used to produce high quality and consistent results. The first 1/2 hour is devoted to evaporation basics and resistive thermal evaporation. the second 1/2 hour is dedicated to e-beam evaporation. Class is suitable for beginners in this technique as well as serving as a good refresher for those more experienced.

Duration: 1.25 Hour(s)

Expert(s): Rob Belan

Rob Belan is the Technical Director of PVD Products for the Kurt J. Lesker Co. with more than 35 years of PVD thin film and vacuum system experience. Rob has worked in research and industry making thin films for various microelectronic devices as well as optical components. Over these years he has developed expertise in magnetron sputtering, resistive thermal evaporation, and electron beam evaporation of thin films. He has taught courses in these topics world wide combining theoretical and practical teaching methods.

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Introduction to Physical Vapor Deposition: Magnetron Sputtering

This course focuses in on the theory and practice of magnetron sputtering for the purpose of growing thin films. It covers the basics of magnetron sputtering cathodes and how they operate, vital process parameters in magnetron sputtering, different power modalities and their application, and practical tips on making good thin films and optimizing processes. Class is suitable for beginners in this technique as well as serving as a good refresher for those more experienced.

Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Expert(s): Rob Belan

Rob Belan is the Technical Director of PVD Products for the Kurt J. Lesker Co. with more than 35 years of PVD thin film and vacuum system experience. Rob has worked in research and industry making thin films for various microelectronic devices as well as optical components. Over these years he has developed expertise in magnetron sputtering, resistive thermal evaporation, and electron beam evaporation of thin films. He has taught courses in these topics world wide combining theoretical and practical teaching methods.

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Pressure measurement for High & Ultra High Vacuum Applications

Like vacuum pump technology, the vast differences in molecular density at atmosphere and high or ultra-high vacuum require a multitude of pressure measurement techniques. This course describes a wide range of pressure measurement approaches as well as the pros and cons of each device. Certain process-specific characteristics are identified that might guide the user on the selection of the suite of instruments required to cover large pressure ranges.

Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Expert(s): Evan Sawyer

Evan Sawyer is the Global Product Manager for Instrumentation and Pressure Measurement at the Kurt J Lesker Company. With a background in Chemistry, Evan is one of KJLC's product experts and specializes in chemical compatibility / reactivity, pressure measurement, pressure control, and gas analysis. Evan's talents have enabled him to contribute to many different system designs and upgrades for his global clientele. His skills also include troubleshooting instrumentation issues and the creation of technical documentation for his products to further assist the scientific community.

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