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These pages shall provide an introduction into the basic physics behind UHV and the techniques used for achieving UHV. Currently (8/2010) they are still under development. Eventually, they should also contain a list over the technical items one might need and give some practical hints. They are more directed to non-experts, such as students and scientist working with UHV rather than people involved with industrial applications.

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.

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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