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.
Thermal-ratcheting molecular concentrator for trace-level vapor detector
Technology overcomes diffusion limits and enables nanosensors (with potential advantages for few-molecule sensitivity, selectivity, power consumption) to be used at low concentrations without prohibitively...
Improved slicer algorithms for 3D printing
Slicer accounts for stress requirements in the design and can produce a mesoscale structure leading to objects of superior functional performance such as greatly...
Silicon nanowire trace chemical detector
Trace chemical detection with parts per trillion sensitivity in this nanotechnology-based sensor offers the possibility for real-time chemical agent identification and tracking
Fiber-optic pressure and mass velocity sensor
Measuring shock wave propagation in solid media, materials under extreme strain conditions including bullet and blast proof materials
Fully integrated chip-to-chip broadband interconnect
Coupler structure provides much higher bandwidth and data rate compared to mmWave approaches for terascale links with high-density integration
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...