American Vacuum Society
|Formation||June 18, 1953|
|Affiliations||American Institute of Physics IUVSTA|
AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing (formerly American Vacuum Society) is a not-for-profit learned society founded in 1953 focused on disciplines related to materials, interfaces, and processing. AVS has approximately 4500 members worldwide from academia, governmental laboratories and industry.
AVS is a member society of the American Institute of Physics. AVS publishes through the American Institute of Physics the journals Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology (JVST A and B) and 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. In 2019 American Institute of Physics and AVS launched jointly a new journal AVS Quantum Science.
AVS is composed of 10 technical divisions, two 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/Photonics 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
The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition is AVS's flagship conference. The symposium addresses cutting-edge issues associated with materials, processing, and interfaces in the research and manufacturing communities. AVS also sponsors a variety of topical conferences, including the International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition and the North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy.