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.
Aluminum nitride production from nut shells
New method of synthesizing this semiconductor material from shells of almond, cashew, coconuts, pistachio, and walnuts uses conventional or microwave heating
Microfluidic design toolbox
Automated tool to arrive at an optimal design based on user-specified performance criteria and metrics
Adaptable illumination LiDAR camera
Device uses a spatial light modulator for masking illumination of an undesirable feature and selectively illuminating a target of interest in a field of...
Anti-reflective surface structure (ARSS) on an optical device
Performance comparable to traditional AR coatings, while adding significant advantages such as higher laser damage thresholds, wide spectral bandwidths, and large acceptance angles
Photo-thermal chemical imaging at the nanoscale
Technique provides comparable content information as FTIR or Raman spectroscopy while mitigating any fluorescence and luminescence effects, and offers rapid scan rates and higher...
Low-loss inter-band and quantum cascade lasers
Maximized output power and efficiency of distributed feedback (DFB) ICLs while maintaining high-processing yield
Improved blood-brain barrier model
Construction of simulated brain microvessels which incorporate all human-derived cellular components including brain microvascular endothelial cells, astrocytes, and pericytes during construction of the microvessels...
Recovering heavy metals and rare earth elements from...
Zero waste generating process - no acid contaminated water is produced
Plasma-based method for microtitre plate functionalization
This three-step process employs both dry and wet chemical processing of microtitre plates to yield a customized, multi-site covalent bioimmobilization platform for biomedical and...
Tunable nanoantennas with no moving parts for sensing,...
Actively tunable polar-dielectric optical devices exhibiting surface phonon polaritons (SPhPs)