Graphene, the two-dimensional crystal of carbon, has many extraordinary properties and characteristics which are either unique or surpass those of other materials
The National Graphene Metrology Centre at NPL has been supporting the development of graphene through research into the associated characterisation and measurement science (metrology). This is a key enabler to the successful and efficient commercialisation of this revolutionary material and will enable the industrialisation of graphene production and its adoption.
Through our research we are using graphene to develop standards that are based on its unique properties, including a graphene-based quantum Hall resistance standard as part of the Graphene Flagship.
Development of new characterisation methods, standardisation and quality control for the electrical properties of graphene are developed as part of our Quantum detection research. We have developed a Table Top Quantum Hall (TTQH) device which uses graphene to achieve a compact, cryogen-free and fully automated system for high‑precision resistance calibration. Surface technology develops new characterisation methods, standardisation and quality control for the structure and chemical properties of graphene.
We also offer a joint service with the University of Manchester's National Graphene Institute (NGI) for graphene characterisation.