Plasma etching is an excellent way to clean substrate surfaces, promote adhesion and optimise sample quality layers
Moorfield — excellence in vacuum technology since 1989.
Moorfield was created to provide services in vacuum technology primarily to the academic research market. While the initial service and retrofit side of the business is still important for ongoing customer communication and feedback, the company has now grown to supply products manufactured in-house.
Our vacuum deposition range is aimed at pilot-scale industrial production and high-end educational institutions. System designs involve extensive modularity, leading to flexible solutions ideal for R&D environments where changing technical requirements are common.
The range consists of starter platforms that can then be populated with numerous component sets for deposition of metals, inorganics and organics. Systems can be built as standalone units, or can be combined with gloveboxes when air sensitivity is an issue.
Recently, Moorfield have directed R&D toward chemical vapour deposition (CVD) systems that allow for easy production of the ‘wonder materials’ graphene and carbon nanotubes (CNTs). These developments have attracted government funding and have been aided by consultation with expert academic researchers.
The systems are capable of scalable, cost-efficient synthesis of high-quality material through the implementation of growth schemes deemed critical for future commercialisation of carbon nanomaterials.Moorfield formed the Clean Environments division in 1997 after failing to find a portable clean space in which to get sign-off for its deposition systems. The Clean Environments team have since developed a range of rapid-assembly, low cost, HEPA filtered products for creating portable and permanent cleanroom areas.
The Moorfield team
Jonathan Edgeworth, Ph.D.
Clean Environments Division
Design & Scheduling Manager
Kieran Massey Ph.D.
Test & Installation Engineer
Procurement & Logistics
Trainee CAD Engineer
Bookkeeping & Accounts