National Physical Laboratory

New laser lab on wheels to reduce emissions

The DIAL (Differential Absorption Lidar) facility is a sophisticated laser-based system that provides rapid, accurate measurements of airborne emissions. It is a completely self-contained mobile laboratory ...

Jun 02, 2014
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Self-assembling protein nets

The ability to construct biological matter from the molecule up holds promise for technologies that are set to shape our future. Synthetic biology, regenerative medicine and advanced materials are just a ...

May 23, 2014
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DNA double helix measurements

Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) have determined the structure of DNA from measurements on a single molecule using atomic force microscopy ...

May 15, 2014
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Gold nanoparticles for cancer treatment

A new project at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will develop methodologies to measure the radio-biological impact of gold nanoparticles, when used in combination with ionising radiation for enhancing ...

May 13, 2014
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A 'quantum leap' in encryption technology

Toshiba Research Europe, BT, ADVA Optical Networking and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute, today announced the first successful trial of Quantum Key Distribution ...

Apr 24, 2014
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Better climate predictions within grasp

that will improve our understanding of the consequences of climate change and could save the global economy up to $30 trillion - has received funding to develop a more detailed design of the technology and identify partners. ...

Apr 14, 2014
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Heat control in nanoscale SQUIDs

Nanoscale Superconducting QUantum Interference Devices (nanoSQUIDs) are potentially the most sensitive measurement devices in the world. They detect changes in an electromagnetic property known as magnetic ...

Jan 28, 2014
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Improving electron control

In principle, the strange features of quantum mechanics can be accessed using single electrons as carriers of quantum information. However, while electrons can be captured in solid-state electrostatic traps, ...

Dec 05, 2013
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