Basic theory of viscous and molecular gas flow. Preparation and measurement of low pressures. Working principles and practical parameters of vacuum pumps, especially: rotary, Roots, membrane, cryosorption, turbomolecular. Gas pressure measurement in apparatus by different techniques: Pirani, Penning, McLeod, capacitance gauge. Materials for vacuum apparatuses and seals. Industrial and scientific applications requiring low pressure. Practical part will be conducted on real scientific devices.
1. Introduction to low pressure physics
2. Theory of gas flow and basics of surface science.
3. Vacuum creation 1.
4. Measurement methods in vacuum technology.
5. Vacuum apparatuses.
6. Industrial and scientific applications of low pressure physics (Preparation and analysis of thin layers).
7. Focus on applications that students suggest (usually close to their master's degree thesis).
Lectures take place during the first seven weeks (7x100minutes) in 101AL.
 Chambers, A.:Modern vacuum physics / Boca Raton: Chapman&Hall/CRC, c2005. 341 s.: ISBN 0-8493-2438-6 (The newest book, available with me)
 O'Hanlon, John F., A user guide to vacuum technology / 3rd ed. Hoboken: Wiley, c2003. xviii, 516 s. : ISBN 0-471-27052-0 (Available at FNSPE CTU or with me)
 Pátý L., Petr J.: Vakuová technika. ČVUT Praha 1990
 Lectures - presentation in ppt is not complete. Some parts are discussed at the whiteboard (will be gradually completed)
 Vacuum technology compendium / Pfeiffer vacuum - student will receive it in digital form.
 Students will receive other materials according to their interests.