National Physical Laboratory

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 ...

dateMay 13, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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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 ...

dateApr 24, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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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. ...

dateApr 14, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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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 ...

dateJan 28, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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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, ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in General Physics
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From graphite to water

Scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), in collaboration with researchers in Belgium and Italy, have published research that could help provide a primary standard for dose measurements of ...

dateSep 17, 2013 in General Physics
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Ocean colour seen

The Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is working to improve ocean colour measurements vital for modelling climate and monitoring the health of the oceans. Colour differences ...

dateSep 10, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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