Air Force Research Laboratory – Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate develops materials, processes, and advanced manufacturing technologies for aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and ground-based systems and their structural, electronic, and optical components.
Bimetallic hybrid nanostructures
Controlled synthesis of dual composition nanoparticles using multifunctional peptides
Utilizes variable compliance loading fibers for measuring mechanical properties of small specimens
Moisture and temperature responsive polymers
State of the art humidity driven organic actuators
Sample molding cells for nanocomposite material process control...
Manages sample deformation during curing and air entrapment problems
Protein functionalized carbon nanotubes as a biosensor
Stable and multifunctional peptide sequences non-covalently bind to the surface of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), recognize target molecules such as chemicals, biological materials and...
New possibilities for thin, wearable electronics and other vital power applications
Using ferroelectric nanoparticles to increase the sensitivity of a liquid crystal matrix to external electric fields
Improved photorefractive cells
Hybrid device improves the sensitivity of the liquid crystal layer increasing performance
Post-processing of nanotubes
Processing filamentary nanocarbon to de-bulk, disperse, purify, surface treat, pre-impregnate, and micronize the nanofibers
Carboxylic acid-terminated hyperbranched polybenzoxazole
Physical properties can be tailored for a wide array of applications
Process has the potential to broaden the applications for detonation nanodiamond