Naval Research Laboratory
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory operates as the Navy’s full-spectrum corporate laboratory, conducting a broadly based multidisciplinary program of scientific research and advanced technological development directed toward maritime applications of new and improved materials, techniques, equipment, systems and ocean, atmospheric, and space sciences and related technologies.
Sensitive sulfur detector for testing fuel cells
Graphene-based sniffer can measure sulfur at a parts-per-billion level while fuel is still intact
Relative alignment system for monitoring the motion of...
System uses two elements and a tiltmeter to discern between translation and rotation
Modular organic-inorganic biomolecular linkers for disease detection, treatment
Stable and storable linkers connect organic molecules to inorganic materials, including nanoparticles and quantum dots
Floating underwater sensor for vectoring low-frequency sounds
Compact, lightweight, low power, directional acoustic sensors capable of operating at low frequency
Luminescent quantum dots for bright and flexible flat...
Polymeric materials from thiol-yne chemistry, with quantum dot nanoparticles incorporated, produce transparent, luminescent displays with tailorable mechanical, optical, and thermal properties
Improved helium-3 gas counter for detection of nuclear...
Increased efficiency, reduced consumption of helium-3, smaller size, and reduced costs
Ballistic and blast-resistant air tanks made of advanced...
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) led by Dr. Mike Roland have invented a new pressure vessel design featuring a novel elastomeric coating containing hollow ceramic spheres and a…
Ceramic ball embedded polymer for body armor
Flexible material for protecting personnel and vehicles from bomb fragments and small arms fire
Fiber laser sensor for structural health monitoring
System is capable of monitoring key structural parameters such as temperature, strain, impacts, and cracks, and capable of reliably detecting damage well before reaching...
Omniphobic moisture-curable paints and coatings
Water and oil wicking coatings provide enhanced corrosion resistance and repellency of hydrocarbons
Optimized cellular drug delivery with functionalized nanoparticles
Unique approach uses single dendritic wedge cell-penetrating peptides to facilitate drug delivery