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.
PTFE-coated armor composite
Polymer layers with pressure-induced phase transitions improve protection of armored systems
Barnacle resisting antifouling materials for underwater optical windows,...
Antifouling surface regenerates by itself
Phase change sensor for airborne chemicals
Atomically thin semiconductors undergo a change from the semiconductor-to-metallic phase when exposed to airborne chemical vapors
Field-effect transistors for ultra-low-power complementary circuits
Hybrid semi-conductor material
Compact infrared broadband source
Microchip laser with output bandwidth twice the input bandwidth
Control of protein orientation for enhanced compound detection
Fusion protein presents better binding sites and improved toxin detection
Formation of 3-D micro- and nanoscale components by...
True 3-D configurable objects at small scales on non-silicon based platforms
Stacked polyelectrolyte build up without harsh chemicals
Easy fabrication of multilayer films having unique porous internal defect structures
Anti-reflective surface structure 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
Measuring shear strength and viscosity in sediments
Tool for assessing ocean floor sediments in preparation for installing sub-surface structures
Enhanced detection and digitized processing of radar signals
RF intercept system with fewer components, less complexity, and decreased cost