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"Making light work of measurement", A*STAR Research

24 Feb 2016


Light-based technologies are finding applications in a diverse range of fields, but one of the most fundamentally important uses of light is for measurement.


Metrology ― the science of measurement ― plays an essential role in advancing science and technology. Precise definitions and measurements underpin almost all scientific and technological developments, from the astrophysical arena, such as sending a probe to Mars, through to the subatomic level, such as the discovery of the Higgs boson. What’s more, metrology has practical applications that directly affect our everyday lives, such as determining the lifetime of lighting sources and color matching paints. 


Read more about NMC's light-based measurement covered in A*STAR Research here.