News tagged with metrology

New high standards for emergency wireless devices

First responders rely increasingly on wireless communication devices, and in emergencies they cannot afford major signal loss or delay caused by attenuation, interference, or reflection. Because lives are on the line and ...

dateJul 30, 2012 in Other
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Redefining the SI base units

(PhysOrg.com) -- Metrology is poised to undergo a profound change that will benefit scientists, engineers, industry and commerce – but which almost no one will notice in daily life.

dateNov 03, 2011 in General Physics
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Organic solar cell breakthrough

NPL scientists have achieved a significant breakthrough in the metrology of organic photovoltaics – a solar power technology. The research demonstrated a new type of atomic force microscopy that can 'see' down into a ...

dateSep 15, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Towards better explosives detectors

Over the past decade, Christine Mahoney and a team of scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Maryland have been working to stop the threat of terrorist-based attacks in the form of explosives ...

dateOct 21, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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