News

Video on single-electron sources published

Courtesy of NPL

A video, available online, on the importance of measuring small electric currents has been created by EMPIR consortium. 

Single-electron sources that generate currents by transferring an exact number of electrons per cycle offer a direct method for the realisation of the new SI ampere.

EMPIR project Quantum realisation of the SI ampere (15SIB08 e-SI-Amp) will develop capabilities to fabricate, test and validate single-electron sources, to support the redefinition and ensure consistent measurements in industry.

The project consortium has created a video, aimed at stakeholders and the general public, describing the importance and impact of developing the metrological capability for measuring small electric currents.

This video is available on the project website and also on YouTube.
In addition, a publication on the realisation of the programmable quantum current generator (PQCG), was featured on the American Physical Society’s Physics: Viewpoint.

Select your area of interest
This Year’s Gas Analysis Conference: What to Expect
2022-05-13

Annarita Baldan and Martine Carré discuss what they are most looking forward to at the upcoming 11th International Gas Analysis event, 17-20 May 2022,... more

Submissions of abstracts welcome for the Metrology for Climate Action Workshop
2022-05-11

Deadline fast approaching for BIPM & WMO workshop to prioritise and recommend metrology research activities to support climate action in the decade ah... more

EMPIR project investigates the next generation of atomic clocks
2022-05-10

The work of European project on atomic clocks features in videos more

EURAMET Technical Committees supporting digital transformation
2022-05-09

World Metrology Day 2022 – Metrology in the Digital Era more

Page 1 of 188.