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AFMsearch for term
atomic force microscope
Chromophoresearch for term
The part of the molecule that determines its colour.
CRIsearch for term
Crown Research Institute
dosimetrysearch for term
the measurement of doses, especially of ionizing radiation
DSPsearch for term
digital signal processing
DWDMsearch for term
dense wavelength division multiplexing
FPGAsearch for term
field programmable gate array
FRSTsearch for term
Foundation for Research, Science and Technology
FTIRsearch for term
Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy
GAGsearch for term
glycosaminoglycan
HPLCsearch for term
high-performance liquid chromatography
HTSsearch for term
high temperature superconductors
HTS-110search for term
IRL high temperature superconductor spin-off company
ICTsearch for term
information and communication technology
IDESsearch for term
Integrated Distributed Energy System
LCMSsearch for term
liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
MOIsearch for term
magneto-optical imaging
MRIsearch for term
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MSsearch for term
mass spectrometry
MSLsearch for term
Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand
NERFsearch for term
FRST[?]'s New Enterprise Research Fund
NIWAsearch for term
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd
NMRsearch for term
nuclear magnetic resonance
NQRsearch for term
nuclear quadrupole resonance
Omega 3search for term
n−3 fatty acids (popularly referred to as ω−3 fatty acids or omega-3 fatty acids) are a family of unsaturated fatty acids considered essential to human health but cannot be manufactured by the body.
PCBsearch for term
printed circuit board
RSNZsearch for term
Royal Society of New Zealand
SAXSsearch for term
small-angle x-ray scattering
SIsearch for term
International System of Units
sialonsearch for term
ceramic alloy made up of silicon (Si), aluminium (Al), oxygen (O) and nitrogen (N)
THzsearch for term
terahertz
WYPNZsearch for term
What's Your Problem New Zealand?
YBCOsearch for term
Yttrium barium copper oxide
EAPsearch for term
Electroactive Polymers or EAPs are polymers whose shape is modified when a voltage is applied to them.
Wave Powersearch for term
Wave power[?] is the transport of energy by ocean surface waves, and the capture of that energy to do useful work — for example for electricity generation, water desalination, or the pumping of water (into reservoirs).