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NPL Management Limited (NPL) based in Teddington is the UK's National Measurement Institute and a center of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available. NPL employs over 500 scientists, based in south-west London. NPL has developed and maintained the nation's primary measurement standards. These standards underpin the National Measurement System infrastructure of traceability throughout the UK and the world, to ensure accuracy and consistency of measurement. Further NPL delivers measurement solutions that are critical to commercial research and development, and support business success across the UK and the globe.
Within REProMag, the NPL 50 mm bore Pulsed Field Magnetometer (PFM) was calibrated and used to measure the properties of permanent magnets for non-standard conditions. This included permanent magnets with complex geometries that cannot be measured with the conventional electromagnetic method. NPL also provided general expertise in characterising hard magnetic materials using internationally accepted standard procedures for purchase and sale.
Nicholas Hillier holds a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Southampton. He was a Higher Research Scientist at the National Physical Laboratory until 2017. His main research focus was magnetic material measurement science with a particular interest in non-standard characterisation techniques.