Confocal Magnetron Sputtering

Confocal magnetron sputtering

Multi-layer films by confocal magnetron sputtering Download a PDF of this article Figure 1: Alternative geometries used for magnetron sputtering: (a) with magnetron and substrate axes aligned; (b) with magnetron positioned confocal to the substrate.   Confocal magnetron sputtering is now routinely employed for the production of excellent uniformity, multi-layer films by magnetron sputtering. This application note […]

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Source Selection for Thermal Evaporation

Thermal evaporation sources

Source types  Thermal evaporation is suitable for depositing a wide variety of materials. To a large extent, the capability of the technique is subject to the type of source fitted. Sources are typically fabricated from tungsten, tantalum or molybdenum, and come in several different forms, e.g., boats, baskets (including those suitable for supporting crucibles), filaments […]

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New Australia & New Zealand Distributor

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Moorfield Nanotechnology Limited (Knutsford, UK) recently announced the appointment of a new distributor for their PVD, CVD and etch products for the Australia and New Zealand region. Moorfield Chairman, Jon Whitehead, commented: “When we heard that James was available as a potential partner within the Australia and New Zealand region it was clear that it […]

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Moorfield’s nanoPVD range goes from strength to strength


Four recent installations in London, Sweden, and Norway Our nanoPVD systems have recently been installed at Imperial College London, Queen Mary University London, Sweden’s Lund University, and the University of Oslo, Norway. Moorfield have just installed a nanoPVD-S10A benchtop magnetron sputtering tool to Dr Firat Güder’s group ( at Imperial College, London. Here, it will be […]

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New website live

Moorfield Nanotechnology website

Moorfield are pleased to launch a new-look site Our new website is designed to be faster, easier to navigate, and more interactive than the previous version. We’ll continue to post all new news and updates right here on – and remember to sign up to our newsletter to get a round up of updates […]

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PVD Techniques

nanoPVD-T15A chamber interior with two TE1 sources for metals evaporation

Moorfield are experienced in all common PVD techniques and can supply systems with fully-integrated component sets. Standalone components also available. Electron-Beam Evaporation Electron-beam (e-beam) evaporation is a type of physical vapour deposition in which a material to be deposited is heated to a temperature at which it evaporates, by bombardment with a beam of electrons. […]

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Magnetron Sputtering

Magnetron sputtering

Magnetron sputtering is a versatile technique suited to a wide range of materials – and provides excellent coating-substrate adhesion. In sputtering, deposition material is ejected from a target surface through bombardment by plasma ions. During the process, the substrate (which is to be coated) is placed inside a vacuum chamber, facing one or more magnetron […]

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