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Mastering chemical data
The Virtual Institute for Chemometrics and Industrial Metrology (VICIM) funded by the European Union has taken up operations. This European network of excellence in chemometrics and metrology enables industrial clients to face the challenges in the analysis of today`s complex chemical measurement data and to ensure the quality of measurement results. Modern chemical measurement technology is... View News Article (2002-04-03)

'Racetrack' for fast electrons in semiconductor structures
In order to realize the electrical units of voltage, resistance and current with highest accuracy quantum effects in nano-circuits are nowadays used. Important prerequisites are extremely pure semiconductor layers where high-mobile electrons move through the crystal without collision with residual impurities. View News Article (2008-08-29)

Detecting defects at the nanoscale will profit solar panel production
RESEARCH at the University of Huddersfield will lead to major efficiency gains and cost savings in the manufacture of flexible solar panels. View News Article (2015-02-25)

PTB Terahertz calibration satisfies US laser manufacturer
Terahertz radiation still lies in a metrological no man's land - a metrology gap. The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) can now close this gap. View News Article (2009-11-06)

Silicon chips for optical quantum technologies
A team of physicists and engineers has demonstrated exquisite control of single particles of light - photons - on a silicon chip to make a major advance towards the long sought after goal of a super-powerful quantum computer. View News Article (2008-03-28)

UK scientists develop optimum piezoelectric energy harvesters
Scientists working as part of the Metrology for Energy Harvesting Project have developed a new model to deliver the maximum power output for piezoelectric energy harvesters. View News Article (2012-03-05)

Time is money: SIM time network has far-reaching benefits
Clocks in the Americas and the Caribbean Islands are now ticking in unison thanks to the work of the Sistema Interamericano de Metrologia (SIM), a regional metrology organization that works to promote accurate measurements throughout the Americas. View News Article (2010-06-01)

How we became nature -- Anthropocene
Overpopulation, the greenhouse effect, warming temperatures and overall climate disruption are all well recognized as a major threat to the ecology and biodiversity of the Earth. View News Article (2015-03-18)

Redefining the kilogram and the ampere
Groundbreaking research by the National Physical Laboratory's (NPL) Quantum Detection Group and an international team of collaborators is underpinning the biggest change in the Système Internationale d'unités (SI Units) since the system began 50 years ago.  View News Article (2011-09-29)

LGC selects £500k Bruker Daltonics instrument to expand its mass spectrometry capability
LGC, the UK`s leading independent analytical laboratory providing chemical, biochemical and DNA analysis, has purchased a new Bruker Daltonics APEX III 47e Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometer (FTMS). This instrument, with its exceptionally high mass accuracy and resolution, will be used to characterise high molecular weight materials, especially biomolecules, and in the development of reference... View News Article (2002-06-10)

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