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You are employed at a company at which you work with measurement technology? Here you will find current news which may be of interest to you as well as a guide through PTB. 


In cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, the QUEST Institute at PTB has succeeded for the first time in performing precision spectroscopy on highly charged ions. This pioneering experiment makes the field of highly charged ions accessible for research on novel atomic clocks and tests of fundamental physics.

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Ein Wissenschaftler-Team der Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) erhält am 8. November 2019 den Technologietransferpreis der Industrie- und Handelskammer Braunschweig für die gelungene Weitergabe einer mess- und fertigungstechnischen Meisterleistung aus der Forschung in die Industrie. Die Rede ist von hochreinen, extrem runden Siliziumkugeln, die die neue Definition des Kilogramms verkörpern. Während die reinsten Kugeln, deren Eigenschaften am genauesten bekannt sind, als oberste Referenz in der PTB in Braunschweig verbleiben, sollen zahlreiche andere Siliziumkugeln an Institute und Laboratorien in der gesamten Welt gehen, um dort als Basis für die physikalische Einheit der Masse zu dienen. Für die Fertigung und den Vertrieb dieser Massenormale konnten die J. Hauser GmbH & Co. KG sowie die Häfner GmbH gewonnen werden. Sie nutzen dafür Know-how und Verfahren, die in der PTB in vielen Jahren der Forschung entwickelt wurden.

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To have a measuring instrument calibrated

Ball plate

In the chapter Opens internal link in current windowMetrological Services (which at this point we would like to recommend to you in general) you will find an overview of the Opens internal link in current windowPTB's Calibration and Measurement Capabilities. Furthermore, each division offers its own measurement and calibration capabilities as a pdf file in each case for downloading – to be found via the respective homepage of the Opens internal link in current windowDivisions.

Professional publications

Testing Instruction
Titelseitenansicht PTB Prüfregel Band 3

PTB has issued a great number of publications surrounding the topic (precision) measurements, for example Test Rules, PTB Requirements, among other things. You will find these at Opens internal link in current windowScientific & technical publications.

Technology offers

Gap measurement standard

Do you want to see whether there are PTB inventions that could possibly be commercially exploited in your company? If so, then have a look at Opens internal link in current windowInnovations and Technology Transfer. You will also find current technology offers in the current issue of Opens internal link in current windowPTB-News

Invitations to Tender of the Procurement Office

Are there goods you may want to offer PTB? Then take a look at the current current invitations to tender of PTB's Procurement Office!