The Electronics Science and Technology Division (ESTD) conducts an innovative multidisciplinary basic and applied research program with a technically diverse staff of approximately 130 full-time employees, contract employees, post doctoral appointees, and academic talent from faculty and student participants. The synergy that results from the collaboration between materials scientists, chemists, physicists and electrical engineers allows "world class" electronics science and technology to be developed.

In-house efforts include research and development in these areas:

  • Solid-state electronics
  • Investigations of photophysical processes in condensed phase systems using femtosecond laser spectroscopy
  • Space radiation effects studies including radiation hardening of electronic devices
  • Electronic materials including growth, theory, and characterization of semiconductors, heterostructures and nanostructures
  • Surface and interface science
  • Microwave and millimeter-wave components and techniques
  • Nanoelectronics science and technologies
  • Vacuum electronics device, technology, design, fabrication and testing
  • Power electronics materials growth, characterization and device fabrication
  • Device and process modeling and simulation.

The Division has a number of joint efforts with private industry through patent licensing and cooperative research and development agreements.

The ESTD operates seven major modern facilities that are essential to extending the research frontier and support many programs within the Division and throughout the NRL.

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