Measurement for our planet
Measurement for our planet

Following COP26, discover how NPL plays a key role in enabling climate action through the delivery of accurate, reliable data that supports decision making and enables low carbon innovation.


Ionising radiation

We ensure safe, effective use of ionising radiation

Radiation is a powerful tool, capable of treating disease and powering our world, but it also a hazard that must handled safely.

We develop the technology and standards to enable radiation to be used responsibly, effectively and with confidence. By providing references back to international standards, as well as characterisation and testing capabilities, we support those who use radiation to treat disease, visualise materials and investigate the universe.

Our work underpins the delivery of accurate radiation doses in treatments across the UK, and is helping to achieve more cost-effective decommissioning of nuclear sites.

Take a look at the research we are doing.

Our services

See how we can help you to harness the power of radiation