Naval Research Laboratory
The U. S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is the corporate laboratory for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. NRL established an Institute for Nanoscience to conduct multidisciplinary research at the intersection of the fields of materials, electronics and biology at the nanometer length scale. In 2003, the Institute opened a new facility at NRL’s main site in Washington, DC. It houses 5000 square feet of Class 100 fabrication clean rooms and an equal area of specialized, acoustically quiet and ultraquiet laboratory space.