Most information is given in the subject index but an introduction into the basic physics and techniques for achieving UHV is also provided

The pages are an extension of the old section on UHV in the  surface science lecture notes. If you want to go back to the old version of this document, click here.


The photo shows the sputtering of a surface with high energy Ar ions (taken by Justin Wells).

DISCLAIMER: These pages dish out practical advice on UHV. No responsibility whatsoever is taken for the content. Everything is at your own risk. So if you accidentally vent the LHC following the advice given here, please don’t blame me!


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