NEG Technologies : a route to UHV-XHV vacuum systems applications

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Friday, October 25, Giedt 1003, 12:10pm-1:00pm

Speaker: Paolo Manini
SAES Getters Spa
Lainate ITALY

Host: Professor Erkin Seker


Non Evaporable Getter (NEG) pumps has been developed in the 70’s and since then adopted by the industry, R&D labs, research centres and in large physics projects like accelerators, synchrotrons or fusion reactors. They are very compact and vibration-free pumps able to deliver very high pumping with minimal power requirement. Their capability to pump very effectively hydrogen, the main residual gas in UHV-XHV systems, makes them the ideal choice to achieve and maintain low pressure conditions in a variety of experimental chambers or industrial devices. The basic chemical and physical principle of operation of getter pumps, as well as their main practical features, will be reported with a special focus on their typical applications in accelerators, surface science, portable systems and other laboratory equipment.


Paolo Manini is a physicist by education with a strong technical background in vacuum, getter technology and material science, and consolidated over 13 years of experience as a R&D Scientist and Laboratory Manager. He moved to the Commercial function as Business Area Manager in 1998 with the responsibility for the products of the Vacuum Systems & Thermal Insulation (VSTI) Business Area on a worldwide basis. He was a Business Manager since 2008 with the task of generating new products and an innovative concept relating to vacuum pumps and getter products for thermal insulation. Paolo is currently the Business Unit Manager for the Vacuum Systems Business Unit since 2013.

Paolo Manini holds 24 granted patents on getter pumps, getter technology and vacuum insulation, and is author /co-author of more than 35 scientific papers. He is a member of the steering committee of the Italian Vacuum Association since 1998 where he served as Vice–President from 2004 to 2008 and as President from 2008 to 2012. Presently, Paolo is the Councilor of the Italian Vacuum Association at IUVSTA (International Union of Vacuum Science and Technique Association). In 2012, Paolo Manini was the recipient of the R&D 100 for the development of the NEXTorr D 100 pump.

Speaker contact information

* Please contact Erkin Seker , if you would like to meet the speaker.

About the seminar:
This seminar is part of the Fall EEC 290 seminar series and is open to all.