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UK plc reveals quantum 2.0 science

NPLs ion microchip

The UK’s quantum navigation aspirations were on show at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) recently, in an event jointly run by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), which also discussed quantum gravity measurements that could lead to devices that can ‘see’ through the ground revealing mine workings or ore. All part of a five year £270m government-funded programme, in ...

Graphene to redefine the amp and kilogram?

The UK's National Physical Laboratory has made the most precise measurement of the quantum Hall effect using graphene, "one of the key steps in the process to redefine two SI units", said the lab. The units in question are the kilogram and ampere. Presently the...

Graphene: UK lab makes sensors

Light can be used to control the electrical properties of graphene, paving the way for graphene-based optoelectronic devices and other sensors, claims the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). Along with a team of international scientists, Middlesex-based NPL...