was moved to May 23 (payment until May
note that a corrected registration form is now available)
(a digit in the IBAN was missing in the previous version)
How to book
Advances in vacuum science and technique are
the major reason for the remarkable achievements reached in
the last decades, in many scientific fields. The ability to
produce high vacuum, allowed the study of critical
reactions in gas phase; generation of ultra-high vacuum,
lead to the foundation of nanotechnology and to the
establishment of surface science; and creation of extreme
high vacuum is improving the performance of large
Although, further progresses in vacuum science are still
expected, its applications still have much to develop.
Every day, new scientific and technical accomplishments are
reported in fields as nanocatalysis, functional thin films
or plasma applications.
Therefore, scientists and engineers, whose research is
vacuum dependent, have much to share and to discuss in a
forum as the Iberian Vacuum Meeting intends to be. Special
attention will be given in a parallel conference to the
application on hard coatings, due to its increasing
relevance in the production of new devices and tools.
Welcome all of you who continue using vacuum, no matter the
application. Come to the 7th Iberian Vacuum Meeting and 5th
European Topical Conference on Hard Coatings held at
Caparica in June 22-25, 2008. Your contribution will be
most welcome and your presence surely rewarded.
Orlando M.N.D Teodoro
José L. de Segovia