NPL Rayleigh Award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    The Rayleigh Award is NPL's most prestigious internal award, given yearly to the author(s) of the most outstanding published paper. The award is highly-competitive, and papers are judged on their creativity and novelty, the extent and quality of the scientific investigation, potential impact, and clarity and accessibility.

    THe award was for the paper:
    N.M. Jennett, R. Ghisleni, J. Michler.
    ”Enhanced Yield Strength of Materials -The Thinness Effect”
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 123102 (2009); doi:10.1063/1.3226106
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Granting OrganisationsNational Physical Laboratory