American Vacuum Society

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AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing
Abbreviation AVS
Formation June 18, 1953
Type NPO[1]
Location
Membership 4,500[2]
Official language English
President Steven M. George
Affiliations American Institute of Physics
Website www.avs.org

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing[3] (formerly American Vacuum Society[4]) is a not-for-profit learned society founded in 1953. AVS is a member society of the American Institute of Physics.[3] AVS has approximately 5000 members worldwide from academia, governmental laboratories and industry. AVS publishes through the American Institute of Physics the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology (JVST A and B), Biointerphases, which are devoted to peer-reviewed articles, and Surface Science Spectra (SSS), which publishes peer-reviewed articles with reference spectra of technological and scientific interest. AVS has 10 technical divisions, 2 technical groups, 16 regional chapters, two international chapters and one international affiliate:

  • Advanced Surface Engineering Division
  • Applied Surface Science Division
  • Biomaterial Interfaces Division
  • Electronic Materials and Processing Division
  • Magnetic Interfaces and Nanostructures Division
  • Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division
  • Plasma Science and Technology Division
  • Surface Science Division
  • Thin Film Division
  • Vacuum Technology Division
  • AVS Technical Groups Division
  • Manufacturing Science & Technology Technical Group (MSTG)
  • MEMS and NEMS Technical Group

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