National Physical Laboratory

Surface & Nanoanalysis Surface & Nanoanalysis

We study the measurement of the physical and chemical properties of surfaces down to the nanoscale, from biological samples to electronic components.

Impact of Surface and Nanoanalysis

Surface analysis techniques at scales of microns and nanometres are key to understanding and characterising surfaces used in high technology and innovative industries worldwide.

Our Work

Our expertise is based upon the underpinning scientific research we perform in the fields of innovation, trade, industrial competitiveness and quality of life, making this emerging research area accessible for real-world applications. The internationally leading Surface and Nanoanalysis Group is able to offer cost effective solutions to a wide range of problems in areas such as aerospace, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, health, personal care, packaging, electronics, IT equipment, polymers, sensors, transport, biofilms and nanoparticles using the latest instrumentation.

Measurement needs

Please tell us about any measurement needs you may have. Some examples of these might be:

  • Issues relating to product inspection
  • Issues relating to process control
  • Training requirements
  • Obtaining specialist calibration or testing support
  • Problem solving on measurement issues
  • Demonstrating or assessing measurement system or product performance

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