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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.

Research

Quantum

Technologies, devices, metrology and applications

NPL is home to cutting-edge research in quantum

Quantum physics describes the properties of atoms, electrons and photons which can behave either like waves or particles, resulting in many extraordinary properties. Quantum technologies can provide unchanging measurement standards and 'quantum behaviour’ can potentially create a completely new class of advanced environmental sensors and systems. These radically new capabilities will be used in timing and navigation, secure communications, driverless cars, computing and other critical applications.

NPL carries out quantum research, ensures the metrology framework is in place for innovative devices and develops testing and measurement techniques. We provide the expertise and facilities needed to underpin the development of quantum technologies in the UK.

 

Quantum Test and Evaluation

Accelerating the commercialisation of quantum technologies

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Our services

We work with manufacturers of quantum devices to ensure standardised processes, and provide test and evaluation to increase confidence in products. We also offer timing solutions, services and consultancy to industry, academia and government.

Case study

Delivering trusted time for UBS infrastructure via NPLTime®

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Case study

Commercialising the 2D material set to transform electronics

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