Moorfield Nanotechnology

Moorfield Nanotechnology, established in 1989, specialises in the design and manufacture of physical and chemical vapour deposition instruments used to cover materials with thin films. Moorfield's systems are used for academic and industrial research, including semiconductors, photovoltaics, graphene and 2D materials.

Moorfield's 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 product 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.

Moorfield Nanotechnology Limited,
Unit 1, Wolfe Close
Parkgate Industrial Estate, 
Cheshire, WA16 8XJ
Tel: +44 1565 722609

Moorfield also created a 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.

Jonathan Edgeworth

Managing Director

Jonathan Edgeworth holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Chemistry, both from the University of Warwick. 

After completing a Ph.D. in carbon nanotubes for electronics and AFM, he moved to Texas for postdoctoral research (UT-Austin) into new energy storage materials. 

He returned to the UK to join Moorfield in 2011, starting with the development and sales of a new range of graphene-focussed products. 

He became Technical Director in 2014 and Managing Director in 2017.