Mark Gee, Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), discusses new ways to assess and reduce erosion from water impact in an article for Adjacent Open Access.
New high-temperature solid particle erosion test facility at NPL and the benefits it offers the aircraft industry featured in Aerospace Testing International magazine.
New apprenticeship standard for Metrology Technicians approved by government.
NPL has been awarded a new contract by Sharing in Growth UK Ltd to continue supporting the aerospace industry through its Product Verification Programme.
NPL has worked with Tech21 in an industry-first collaboration to deliver quality assurance.
The NPL Product Verification team has recently completed a successful Nadcap Gap Analysis with Aeromet International Ltd
Memorandum of Understanding signed between NPL and Imperial College London
Emeritus NPL Fellow, Bryan Roebuck, talks about his work in powder metallurgy on a Materials Today podcast
NPL has performed its first off-site X-ray residual stress measurement service for engineering company, Siemens
After many years under the Lifetime Management of Materials name, the National Corrosion Service returns to its original and more recognisable identity
NGF EUROPE Limited wins the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2014, for its Glass Cord technology
NPL and the Science & Technology Facilities Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance our knowledge of advanced materials
Investment in product verification to help supply chain profit: NPL wins £4.4 million contract as part of ambitious Sharing in Growth programme
NPL supports new Centres for Doctoral Training
NPL links up with HSSMI
EMRP project selected to organise international symposium in E-MRS
The European Materials Research Society (EMRS) Spring Meeting attracts over 2,000 scientists and engineers every year with a combination of technical and plenary sections and a large industrial exhibition. In 2011 there were more than 3,000 participants from 62 countries. Members of EMRP Thin Films, with support from EMRP TreND, applied for and were accepted to organise a full symposium in the EMRS Spring Meeting 2014.
Further information about the symposium
Measuring active catalyst area in fuel cells
A novel in situ diagnostic technique has been developed at NPL that makes possible for the first time monitoring of the active area of platinum catalyst in each individual cell in a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell stack. This provides a powerful new tool for the study of critical degradation mechanisms such as catalyst poisoning, carbon support corrosion and catalyst sintering.
A joint paper by NPL and Johnson Matthey on this work has recently been accepted for publication in the Journal of Power Sources.
MEMS technology for energy harvesting
An article in leading publication New Electronics describes recent research from NPL - applying a new MEMS device for the in situ rapid evaluation of the piezoelectric properties of thin films or micro structured components, to MEMS energy harvesting technology.
The full article can be read in New Electronics
Improving MEMS commercial applications
First precise MEMS output measurement technique unveiled
Big photos of little coins