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NPL is the United Kingdom's national standards laboratory, an internationally respected and independent centre of excellence in research, development and knowledge transfer in measurement and materials science. For more than a century we have developed and maintained the nation's primary measurement standards - the heart of an infrastructure designed to ensure accuracy, consistency and innovation in physical measurement.


Setting the standard for graphene
22 July, 2015
The University of Manchester and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have joined forces by holding the Graphene UK Standardisation Workshop at the National Graphene Institute (NGI). Key figures from the graphene supply chain worked together to provide input into a White Paper and discuss next steps for setting up a graphene centre of excellence focussed on characterisation, metrology and standardisation. This will be based primarily at the NGI and NPL, but utilising key capability from other institutes and industries.
Measuring light in lumens tells how bright a bulb will be
05 September, 2010
On 1 September 2010, EU legislation comes into force requiring lighting to be labelled in terms of lumens, instead of electrical watts.
NPL unveils improved means of measuring ultrasonic cleaning systems
12 August, 2010
NPL has developed the CaviMeter - a new improved instrument for measuring the performance of ultrasonic cleaning systems.
National Measurement Awards announced
23 November, 2004
A device which lets scientists scrutinise individual atoms and a technique for looking inside red hot steel are among winners of the 2004 National Measurement Awards announced at NPL.
 
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