Celebrating our excellent science
In 2018 NPL had published 359 papers in peer-reviewed scientiﬁc journals. The following NPL publications have been highlighted for their scientiﬁc contribution.
Estimation of above-ground biomass of large tropical trees with terrestrial LiDAR
Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Kim Calders (with Wageningen University & Research; Tampere University of Technology; Center for International Forestry Research; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; University College London; and Australian National University).
A hybrid 2D/3D inspection concept with smart routing optimisation for high throughput, high dynamic range and traceable critical dimension metrology
Measurement Science and Technology
Christopher Jones and Daniel O’Connor
Charge quantum interference device
Sebastian de Graaf, Teresa Hoenigl-Decrinis, Alexander Tzalenchuk and Oleg Astafiev (with Physikalisches Institut; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; Royal Holloway University of London; Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology; Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology; Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology; and Russian Quantum Center).
Suppression of low-frequency charge noise in superconducting resonators by surface spin desorption
Sebastian de Graaf, Alexander Tzalenchuk and Tobias Lindstrom (with Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Hautes Energies; L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics; Chalmers University of Technology; and Royal Holloway University of London)
Geodesy and metrology with a transportable optical clock
Antoine Rolland, Fred Baynes and Helen Margolis (with Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt; Institut für Erdmessung, Leibniz Universität; Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane; and Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, Politecnico di Torino).
Ultrastable laser interferometry for earthquake detection with terrestrial and submarine cables
Giuseppe Marra, Jochen Kronjäger, Louise Wright and Stephen Robinson (with Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica; British Geological Survey; Politecnico di Torino; and Department of Physics, University of Malta).
The Boltzmann project
Michael de Podesta, Robin Underwood and Gavin Sutton (with Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt; Laboratoire Commun de Métrologie; Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica; National Institute of Metrology; National Institute of Standards and Technology; Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand; Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"; Université Paris 13; Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d'essais; University of Valladolid; and Centro Español de Metrología).
Exploring ion suppression in mass spectrometry imaging of a heterogeneous tissue
Adam Taylor, Alex Dexter and Josephine Bunch
Air temperature sensors: dependence of radiative errors on sensor diameter in precision metrology and meteorology
Michael de Podesta, Stephanie Bell, and Robin Underwood
Three-dimensional behavioural phenotyping of freely moving C. elegans using quantitative light field microscopy
Michael Shaw (with University College London and Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
Nanoscale chemical imaging of solid-liquid interfaces using tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
Naresh Kumar, Andrew Pollard and Andy Wain (with Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science; and Hangzhou Dianzi University).