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Neutron calibration

Providing traceability to international standards

We provide ultimate confidence in neutron measurements, which in turn enables the safe operation of nuclear facilities and safety for radiation workers.

NPL has the UK’s world-leading neutron metrology facility, which provides instrument manufacturers with fluence and dose equivalent calibrations for monoenergetic neutrons with a broad energy range, thermal neutrons and radioisotope sources, as well as characterisation of customer radionuclide sources.

This capability can be applied to neutron radiation protection, personal dose meters, reactor neutron instruments, area survey instruments, radiation hardness and neutron spectroscopy.

We provide traceability to international standards, providing ultimate confidence in neutron measurements, thus enabling the safe operation of nuclear facilities and safety for radiation workers.

We have ongoing, trusted relationships with customers and all our work is backed up by a rigorous quality control system which is accredited to ISO 17025.

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What we do

NPL operates world-leading facilities for measuring neutron source emission rates and providing an extensive range of accelerator- and source-based calibration fields.

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Still struggling to work out what you need? We pride ourselves on giving sound technical advice to guide you. By combining expert advice, standard tests and bespoke consultancy, you can be confident in our approach.

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Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
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