The International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications (IUVSTA) is a union of 34 science and technology national member societies whose role is to stimulate international collaboration in the fields of vacuum science, technique and applications, and related multi-disciplinary topics.
IUVSTA comprises member societies from the following countries:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA.
The main purposes of the IUVSTA are to organize and sponsor international conferences and educational activities, as well as to facilitate research and technological developments in the field of vacuum science and its applications.
The history and structure of the Union are described in two articles in scientific journals.
^Lafferty JM (1984). "History of the American Vacuum Society and the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications, in: J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 2, 104-109 (1984)" (PDF). iuvsta-us.org.
^Provo JL (1988). "The lnternationa! Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA), in: Vacuum 38(3), 151-156, 1988" (PDF). iuvsta-us.org.
^Mozetič M, et al. (2014). "Recent advances in vacuum sciences and applications". Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 47 (15): 6. Bibcode:2014JPhD...47o3001M. doi:10.1088/0022-3727/47/15/153001.