15 Sep/19
00:00 (Europe/Rome)
Ends: 19 Sep/19 23:30

8th International Workshop on Mechanisms of Vacuum Arcs (MeVArc 2019)


Orto Botanico - Padova


Vacuum arcs are a concern in nearly every vacuum device under electric field; consequently they are present in a very wide range of applications. Sometimes vacuum arcs form the basis for device operation, but all too often they are the primary failure mode.

Understanding the physical processes of a vacuum arc requires expertise from many disciplines – material science, surface physics, and plasma physics. Applications include high-voltage electronics, RF accelerators, electrostatic accelerators and vacuum interrupters. The purpose of this workshop series is to bring together scientists and engineers from many different disciplines and application areas to discuss the latest efforts in understanding vacuum arcs. We cover theory, simulation and experiments.


This  Workshop edition is hosted by the Consorzio RFX, and will run from September 16 to September 19 2019 in Padova, Italy at the Orto Botanico venue, located in the city center of Padova. Registrations will be opened on Sunday 15 afternoon at the Orto Botanico. The attendees will be welcomed during the opening reception planned for Monday 16 evening. Registrations will be opened on Sunday 15 afternoon at the Orto Botanico.


If you need an Invitation letter for your VISA, please, make the request as soon as possible through the Workshop Registration Form.

What to Expect in Padova

Art and culture treasures are located in Padova such as the Cappella degli Scrovegni (Giotto’s frescos), Palazzo della Ragione (Medioeval justice palace), Palazzo Bo (Historical palace of the University of Padova) and Basilica of Sant’Antonio. The town hosts one of the largest and oldest universities in Italy founded in 1222.

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The organizers wish to acknowledge the following institutions for providing funding for the workshop:

  • Consorzio RFX
  • SANDIA National Laboratories
  • University of Padova - Dept of Industrial Engineering