Welcome to the Probe Trace website
This website is dedicated to the European Metrology Programme For Innovation and Research Project (EMPIR)* “Probe Trace” and intends to provide information to and bring together stakeholders from the industry and academia.
In the menu, we provide you information about the project, the partners involved and the stakeholders that are contributing to the project.
Registered users have access to all summary reports, workshop presentations and photograph sections. If you are interested in becoming even more closely linked to the project, please have a look at the Stakeholder Committee section and contact the project coordinator.
• Metrology, the science of measurement is the central nerve in the spine of our high-tech world. What we cannot measure, we do not understand properly and cannot control nor manufacture or process reliably.
• Provision of measurement capability is part of the technical infrastructure that underpins a country’s science, engineering, and technology landscape for government, industry, and academia.
• New measurement techniques and technologies stimulate and support innovation in science, products, process and services.
• To develop new products and process, one needs to measure quantity, quality and performance. Therefore, measurement plays a fundamental part in the manufacturing process in addition to being essential in scientific research as an enabling technology.
This project aims to develop traceable and cost-effective measurement capabilities for the calibration of form and surface roughness standards with uncertainties in the range 10 nm–100 nm.