National Physical Laboratory


  • An intensive, cross-disciplinary, two-day workshop bringing together delegates from NPL, academia and industry, promoting discussion and tackling questions around how we can observe, measure and control the processes by which molecules assemble to make functional materials.
  • A training course aimed at VNA users who wish to pursue good measurement practice and traceability.
  • This event will cover training for: small and composite field dosimetry; dosimetry for FFF beams; and future dosimetry issues, such as for protons, hadrons and MR linacs.
  • Simple Guide to Failure Analysis Techniques and How & Why Failures Occur in Modern Electronics: This workshop will allow engineers to discuss different process and printed board assembly problems, and aid procurement staff who may be a faced with supplier related failures.
  • The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will open its doors on Tuesday 20 May 2014 so that people can see for themselves the amazing research we do.
  • Have you always wanted to see inside a world-leading science laboratory? NPL is delighted to be offering an open day for schools so you can do just that.
  • The EMMA Club has been created to promote knowledge, good practice and know-how for dielectric and electromagnetic materials measurement, particularly at RF and Microwave frequencies.
  • This meeting will cover exciting developments in advanced nanoscale characterisation tools for a better understanding of the structural and functional properties of new and complex materials systems, including nanoscaled objects (nanowires, quantum dots), nanostructured thin films of organic, hybrid or inorganic semiconductors, and functionalised surfaces.
  • The World Bank's Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) and the Climate-KIC invite you to a one-day conference dedicated to MRV procedures and practices in carbon pricing mechanisms. This event will take place between Carbon Expo 2014 and the opening of the Bonn meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies to the UNFCCC.
  • Direct measurement of wetting is ideal for measuring changes in solderability on components and printed boards, but there are other ways you can use this technique to improve yields and reduce costs.
  • This workshop will concentrate primarily on three new IEC standards. Its aims will be to share experience of measuring HITU systems and, using the methods described in these standards, to present recent relevant research; to initiate discussions between experts in the field; develop links and collaborations; to inform relative newcomers to the field, providing access to a network of experts; and to identify areas for improvement in future standards.
  • A two-day training course on uncertainty analysis for earth observation measurements, with particular emphasis on the calibration and characterisation of remote sensing radiometric instruments: both pre-flight satellite instruments and for ground validation instrumentation.
  • A one-day course to develop an appreciation of selecting the correct method for the determination of grain size in engineering materials.
  • In this conference the presentations will involve extended talks, with ample time for discussion around: Atomistic (and KMC/mesoscopic) modelling; Transport theory and measurement; Theories of hydrogen embrittlement; Hydrogen assisted cracking; and Hydrogen embrittlement in industrial applications.
  • A workshop to explore the usability features of handheld radiation detection and monitoring equipment.
  • The next (46th) meeting of the Ionising Radiation Metrology Forum (IRMF) will be held at NPL on Wednesday 18 November 2014.