Short information on the DVG

The German Vacuum Society (Deutsche Vakuumgesellschaft e.V.) is an association of scientists, engineers and technicians for the vacuum-based science and technologies. In detail these are the surface science and analytics, thin films, surface engineering, nanotechnology, electronic materials and vacuum science and technology and all the applications of these disciplines.

The DVG is part of the international community in this field as organised in the International Union of Vacuum Science and Technology (IUVSTA). The DVG represents the interest of their members in this community.

The DVG organises annual meetings, workshops and schools in the field. In cooperation with other vacuum societies it organises international conferences like the International Vacuum Congress (IVC), the European Vacuum Conference, the TATF-conference (trends and applications in thin films) series and the AOFA (applied surface analytics).

The DVG and the German Physical Society (DPG) are associated and have three sections (Surface physics, Thin films, Vacuum Science and Technology) in common that meet within the frame of the annual DPG spring meetings.

The educational committee of the DVG organises schools for vacuum technology and edits respective literature. The DVG is also active in the field of national (DIN) and international (ISO) standardization.

In addition to the personal members the company members (middle-sized and small companies in the field) of the DVG are very important for the work of the DVG, since the German vacuum industry is among the leaders in the world market.