Electronic and magnetic materials - expertise helping industry to innovate and bring new devices to market more quickly
Advancements in electronic and magnetic materials are at the forefront of a range of developing industries and innovations, from the aerospace and energy sectors to wearable and implantable electronics. New innovations need new measurement solutions. We underpin these advances through the development of new measurement techniques and facilities, giving industry confidence in the safety and reliability of products and verifying performance to drive consumer and investor uptake. Our research has a focus on:
- Smart and emerging materials: characterising materials for nanoelectronics, printed electronics and additively-manufactured devices
- Electronics interconnects: providing bespoke research, reliability assessments and lifetime predictions for advanced electronic substrates and attachment solutions
- Magnetics: UKAS accredited and bespoke techniques for magnetic measurements
- Photovoltaics: measurement and testing platform to support the development, competitiveness and exploitation of photovoltaic technologies
- Multiscale characterisation: providing bespoke research from advanced nanoscale measurements to large area characterisation facilities to understand performance and reliability of electronic materials
- Electric and hybrid propulsion: helping industry to develop and deliver continuous improvements in electric propulsion technology for automotive and aerospace sectors
- Non-destructive testing, reliability and lifetime assessment: developing bespoke instrumentation and measurement solutions for component testing, infrastructure monitoring and in-service assessment
NPL, as the UK's National Measurement Institute, is the prime deliverer of the UK Measurement Strategy. NPL is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available. For more than a century, NPL has developed and maintained the nation's primary measurement standards. These standards underpin an infrastructure of traceability throughout the UK and the world that ensures accuracy and consistency of measurement.
Keywords: Electronic and Magnetic Materials: Electric and Hybrid propulsion, Bioelectronics, Wearable electronics, Magnetic sensors, Harsh environment electronics, Flexible electronics, Nanoelectronics, electronic sensors, printed electronics.