This comprehensive, standard work has been updated to remain an important resource for all those needing detailed knowledge of the theory and applications of vacuum technology.
The text covers the existing knowledge on all aspects of vacuum science and technology, ranging from fundamentals to components and operating systems. It features many numerical examples and illustrations to help visualize the theoretical issues, while the chapters are carefully cross-linked and coherent symbols and notations are used throughout the book. The whole is rounded off by a user-friendly appendix of conversion tables, mathematical tools, material related data, overviews of processes and techniques, equipment-related data, national and international standards, guidelines, and much more.
As a result, engineers, technicians, and scientists will be able to develop and work successfully with the equipment and environment found in a vacuum.
Table of contents
The History of Vacuum Science and Vacuum Technology
Applications and Scope of Vacuum Technology
Gas Laws and Kinetic Theory of Gases
Analytical and Numerical Calculations of Rarefied Gas Flows
Sorption and Diffusion
Positive Displacement Pumps
Jet and Diffusion Pumps
Molecular and Turbomolecular Pumps
Cryotechnology and Cryopumps
Total Pressure Vacuum Gauges
Partial Pressure Vacuum Gauges and Leak Detectors
Calibrations and Standards
Vacuum Components, Seals and Joints
Operating Vacuum Systems
Methods of Leak Detection
New To This Edition
This book is based on both the first English edition and the 11th German edition of "Wutz Handbuch Vakuumtechnik", edited by Karl Jousten. There will be new content which has not been published before. Several chapters have been significantly revised.
- Chapter 6 with new findings on outgassing from stainless steel
- Chapter 7 includes a more profound mathematical treatment of gas-ballast flow
- Chapter 10 on Molecular and turbomolecular pumps has been completely updated by a new author
- Chapter 12 on Cryotechnology and Cryopumps has been re-written by a new author
- Chapter 14 will describe new devices as the new ion trap analyser and plasma assisted analysers.
- Chapters 15 will contain new material on dynamic vacuum.
- Chapters 17 on Vacuum Components and Seals will be updated
- Chapter 18 has been renamed to vacuum systems, and significantly modified by the editor. There are two new sections on the calculation of operating vacuum systems, and pressure control.