Modern Vacuum Physics presents the principles and practices of vacuum science and technology along with a number of applications in research and industrial production. The first half of the book builds a foundation in gases and vapors under rarefied conditions, The second half presents examples of the analysis of representative systems and describes some of the exciting developments in which vacuum plays an important role. The final chapter addresses practical matters, such as materials, components, and leak detection. Throughout the book, the author's explanations are presented in terms of first principles and basic physics, augmented by illustrative worked examples and numerous figures.
"[T]he author's clear and engaging style of writing makes this a good book to learn these conceptsthe applications include some very interesting descriptions of how recent services operatethese applications will give the reader many ideas regarding modern vacuum systems. This would be an excellent resource for engineers and scientists needing to learn the fundamentals of modern vacuum technology." - IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, 2004