The NPL Radioactivity team:
- Provides and disseminates primary standards for radioactivity metrology using conventional techniques, as well as newer developments
- Participates in international comparisons of radioactivity standards to ensure international equivalence of primary standards
- Standardises radionuclides routinely used for diagnostics and therapy in nuclear medicine
- Provides a national measurement infrastructure for environmental monitoring of radioactivity and for nuclear waste decommissioning
- Carries out evaluations and measurements of nuclear data
- Provides measurement services to the UK user community
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- NPL helped recreate Otto Hahn's famous atom-splitting nuclear fission experiment for a BBC documentary - Britain's Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield.
- CERN redesigns ISOLDE's beam dump to generate radioisotopes for medical applications with NPL's help.
- An international collaboration involving NPL has furthered understanding of the creation of heavy elements through new and updated half-life measurements.
- Mike James, Head of Technical at Sellafield Ltd, discusses innovative approaches to nuclear waste management in Insights - Innovation.
- NPL and Loughborough University are developing a demonstration mobile radiochemistry laboratory that can be driven onto a nuclear site.
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