Vacuum: Science, Technology and Applications

Pramod K. Naik

March 2, 2018 by CRC Press
Reference - 244 Pages - 120 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138587151 - CAT# K377269


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  • Explains the the basics of vacuum science and technology and how to apply it in various applications.
  • Written at a level accesible for students, scientists, technicians and engineers.
  • Details vacuum measurement methods and best use.
  • Outlines cleaning processes, surface treatment and leak detection methods.
  • Covers extreme high vacuum in a chapter devoted to the topic.


Vacuum plays an important role in science and technology. The study of interaction of charged particles, neutrals and radiation with each other and with solid surfaces requires a vacuum environment for reliable investigations. Vacuum has contributed immensely to advancements made in nuclear science, space, metallurgy, electrical/electronic technology, chemical engineering, transportation, robotics and many other fields. This book is intended to assist students, scientists, technicians and engineers to understand the basics of vacuum science and technology for application in their projects. The fundamental theories, concepts, devices, applications, and key inventions are discussed.


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