National Physical Laboratory

Radioactive header image Radioactivity

NPL's Radioactivity team combines wide-ranging expertise with state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory facilities to support vital radioactivity measurements for UK industry.

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

If you have any enquiries about the work of the NPL Radioactivity team, please contact us



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