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The Vacuum Society of Australia (VSA) is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to the advancement of vacuum science
relating to vacuum technology, materials, surfaces, thin films
and plasmas and a variety of short courses.
The VSA is the Australian body representing IUVSTA
(International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications)
and is a Cognate Society of the AIP (Australian Institute of Physics).
Membership is open to all with discounts for student membership.
RESEARCHERS seeking a concise overview of the basics of vacuum technology
TECHNICIANS maintaining vacuum systems eg. electron microscopes, surface science, coaters, spectrometers
INDUSTRIAL STAFF freeze drying, vacuum moulding, packaging, suction processes
ACADEMICS introducing fundamental experiments using vacuum equipment
WORKSHOP STAFF constructing chambers, flanges, valves, gaskets, feed throughs, viewing ports, etc,
ENGINEERS, CHEMISTS working in projects involving vacuum systems
SALES STAFF supplying variety of latest equipment with detailed specifications
For course enrolment go to COURSES and fill in the details required
The courses include the fundamental theory, practical knowledge and computer simulations of pumping systems and leak detection. Comprehensive notes are provided.
The VSA publishes the Newsletter “OZVAC” which includes scientific and technical articles, product information from manufacturers as well as a ‘For Sale/Wanted section’ and other possibilities for those in the field of Vacuum Science to Network and communicate.
Please check News for oncoming events.
Click on the leak detection image and follow steps to find leaks and / or click on diffusion pump to test your practical knowledge of a diffusion pump system.