Vacuum Technology Division

Advancing the Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Recent Winners of VTD Shop Note Award


2016

  • Yoshihide Watanabe, Yusaku F. Nishimura, Ryo Suzuki, Hiromitsu Uehara, Tomoyuki Nimura, Atsushi Beniya, Noritake Isomura, Kiyotaka Asakura and Satoru Takakusagi, “Portable ultrahigh-vacuum sample storage system for polarization-dependent total-reflection fluorescence x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 34 (2), 023201 (2016); doi: 10.1116/1.4936344

2015

  • James A. Fedchak, Julia Scherschligt,` Makir Sefa, and Nicholas Phandinh, “Buidling a spring-transport package for spinning rotor gauges,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 33 (3), 033201 (2015); doi: 10.1116/1.4916593

2014

  • Adrian Hemmi, Huanyao Cun, Silvan Roth, Jürg Osterwalder, and Thomas Greber, "Low cost photoelectron yield setup for surface process monitoring," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 32 (2), 023202 (2014); doi: 10.1116/1.4866095

2013

  • Seong Heon Kim and Alex de Lozanne, “Magnetically coupled ultrahigh vacuum manipulator with a sample grabber,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 31 (1), 013201 (2013); doi: 10.1116/1.4769127

2012

  • James K. Schoelz, Peng Xu, Steven D. Barber, Dejun Qi, Matthew L. Ackerman, Gobind Basnet, Cameron T. Cook, and Paul M. Thibado, "High-percentage success method for preparing and pre-evaluating tungsten tips for atomic-resolution scanning tunneling microscopy," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 30 (3), 033201 (2012); doi: 10.1116/1.3701977

2011

  • No award

2010

  • Donald A. Chernoff and Robert Sherman, "Resurrecting dirty atomic force microscopy calibration standards," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 28 (3), 643 (2010); doi:10.1116/1.3388847

2009

  • Hye-Young Kim, Kang Ho Lee, Gyu-Tae Kim, Woun Kang, and Kyung-Jin Lee, “Fabrication of oxidation-free contacts to nanopatterned Permalloy structures," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 27 (6), 2487 (2009); doi:10.1116/1.3263264

2008

  • Jeffrey S. Tharp, David J. Shelton, Samuel L. Wadsworth, and Glenn D. Boreman, "Electron-beam lithography of multiple-layer submicrometer periodic arrays on a barium fluoride substrate," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 26 (5), 1821 (2008); doi:10.1116/1.2966431

2007

  • Wang Ke-Fan, Shen Zhong-Lan, Xu Peng-Shou, Pan Hai-Bin, Zou Chong-Wen, and Liu Jin-Feng, “Simple designs to avoid high-voltage discharge in a silicon electron beam-heating cell,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 25 (3), 629 (2007); doi:10.1116/1.2731355

2005

  • Cristiano Albonetti, Massimiliano Cavallini, Massimiliano Massi, Jean François Moulin, and Fabio Biscarini, “Electrochemical fabrication of cobalt and nickel tips for scanning tunneling microscopy,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 23 (6), 2564 (2005); doi:10.1116/1.2131873

2003

  • Nicholas F. Materer and Tyler Watt, "Temperature programmer for surface science studies with application to semiconductor surfaces," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 20 (2), 572 (2002); doi:10.1116/1.1432964

2002

  • D. L. Miller and N. T. Moshegov, "All-metal ultrahigh vacuum optical fiber feedthrough," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19 (1), 386 (2001); doi:10.1116/1.1322649

2001

  • Adam Lapicki, Kevin J. Boyd, and Scott L. Anderson, "Kinematic sample mounting system for accurate positioning of transferrable samples," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 18 (5), 2603 (2000); doi:10.1116/1.1289698

2000

  • M. C. Polo, N. Ferrer, M. Romero, J. Pérez, M. Quevedo, and F. Vilardell, "A new and simple variable-angle accessory for infrared specular reflectance," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 17 (1), 319 (1999); doi:10.1116/1.581588

1999

  • No award

1998

  • T. Gannon and P. R. Watson, "An easily constructed high voltage power supply for electrostatic ion beam lensing and deflection optics," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 15 (5), 2820 (1997); doi:10.1116/1.580831

1997

  • No award

1996

  • G. S. Dong, Y. Chen, M. Zhang, and X. Jin, “Simple design of electron beam evaporators for 3d transition metals,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 13 (1), 159 (1995); doi:10.1116/1.579434

1995

  • G. Navrotski, “Construction of brazed Be windows for ultrahigh vacuum use,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 12 (1), 262 (1994); doi:10.1116/1.578896

1994

  • U. Bischler and E. Bertel, “Simple source of atomic hydrogen for ultrahigh vacuum applications,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 11 (2), 458 (1993); doi:10.1116/1.578754

1993

  • No Award

1992

  • J. Simpson and J. O. Williams, “Novel system for maintaining window cleanliness in pulsed laser photochemical deposition reactors,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 10 (2), 411 (1992); doi:10.1116/1.578067

1991

  • Berend T. Jonker, “A compact flange-mounted electron beam source,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 8 (5), 3883 (1990); doi:10.1116/1.576466

1990

  • D. A. Steigerwald and William F. Egelhoff Jr., “Two simple metal vapor deposition sources for downward evaporation in ultrahigh vacuum,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 7 (5), 3123 (1989); doi:10.1116/1.576325

1989

  • A. P. Jardine, M. Ahmad, R. J. McClelland, and J. M. Blakely, “A simple ultrahigh vacuum shape memory effect shutter mechanism,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 6 (5), 3017 (1988); doi:10.1116/1.575471

1988

  • G. L. Fowler, “Coaxial helium leak detection probe,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 5 (3), 390 (1987); doi:10.1116/1.574170

1987

  • J. P. Saint-Germain, G. Abel, and B. L. Stansfield, “A system for automatic ventilation of a turbomolecular pump,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 4 (5), 2391 (1986); doi:10.1116/1.574084

1986

  • R. A. Langley, “Correction of a vacuum design fault in leak detectors,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 3 (5), 2040 (1985); doi:10.1116/1.572924

1985

  • B. Bellamy and C. Colomer, “A UHV compatible and miniaturized evaporator used as a controlled source of high melting point metal vapor,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 2 (4), 1604 (1984); doi:10.1116/1.572480

1984

  • R. A. A. Kubiak, W. Y. Leong, R. M. King, and E. H. C. Parker, “On baking a cryopumped UHV system,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 1 (4), 1872 (1983); doi:10.1116/1.572231

1983

  • R. Adachi and K. Takeshita, “Magnetron sputtering with additional ionization by electron beam,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 20 (1), 98 (1982); doi:10.1116/1.571320

1982

  • D. L. Miller and P. G. Newman, “Low cost spinner for semiconductor surface preparation prior to MBE growth,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 19 (1), 124 (1981); doi:10.1116/1.571005

1981

  • B. R. F. Kendall, “Vacuum applications of metal foams,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 17 (6), 1385 (1980); doi:10.1116/1.570681

1980

  • S. J. Rothenberg, F. Barr, and C. T. Dziurzynski, “Improvement in the sensibility of Cahn RG-2000 vacuum microbalance,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 16 (6), 2115 (1979);  doi:10.1116/1.570353  
  • D. Edwards Jr., “Cold formed wire connector,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 16 (3), 970 (1979); doi:10.1116/1.570127

1979

  • R. Widmer, “Simple water-sensitive detector (emergency switch),” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 15 (3), 1197 (1978); doi:10.1116/1.569537
  • Hajime Ishimaru, “Bakable aluminum vacuum chamber and bellows with an aluminum flange and metal seal for ultrahigh vacuum,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 15 (6), 1853 (1978); doi:10.1116/1.569853

1978

  • Award given but no record of name

1977

  • No award

1976

  • No award

1975

  • No award

1974

  • Jerry D. Christian and William P. Gilbreath, “Sealing of large leaks in high-vacuum systems subject to mechanical and thermal stresses,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 11 (4), 848 (1974); doi:10.1116/1.1312766

1973

  • D. R. Kastelein, "Repairing a glass vacuum bell jar seal," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 8 (2), 464 (1971); doi:10.1116/1.1314489

1972

  • R. B. Dove and H. Marshak, "Shaft seal for mechanical pump," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 8 (3), 519 (1971); doi:10.1116/1.1314591

1971

  • Royce K. Winge, "Leak detection in vacuum systems by a fluorescence technique," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 7 (6), 610 (1970); doi:10.1116/1.1315888



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We are thankful to the following individuals and organizations for their support of AVS and their contributions to the AVS Leadership Fund:

Boyle:
John M. Baker
Pascal:
Samuel D. Bader
John Baker
Timothy S. Barge
Victor Bermudez
Dawn Bonnell
Nancy Burnham
Lap S. Chan
Benjamin B. Dayton
Hugh L. Garvin
David Hoffman
John R. Noonan
Clifford G. Olson
Cedric Powell
David Simons
Michael Trenary
Gwo-Ching Wang
Cara Weitzsacker
Robert M. Willis 

Torricelli:
Yip-Wah Chung
Paula Grunthaner
Michael Grunze
Marsbed Hablanian
Michael Kottke
James M. Lafferty
Theodore E. Madey
Buddy Ratner
William R. Wheeler

Gaede:
James S. Murday
Stephen J. Pearton

Dushman:
Rudolf Dobrozemsky
Helix Technology
Paul Holloway
Walter M. McCain
Gary W. Rubloff
Rey Whetten
"Feeling connected to the larger scientific community is very important. An award is the nicest kind of connection, saying that your work is appreciated by your peers"

Dr. Jerry Tersoff, IBM T.J. Watson,

Research Center

[on receiving the 2007 AVS Medard W. Welch Award]