ADELPHI, Md. (Aug. 15, 2012) — At the U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists and engineers have been studying how they can make higher performance materials for Soldiers at lighter weights.
Army researchers want to enhance Soldiers’ battlefield effectiveness without placing an extra load on their backs.
The challenge has led to the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, Enterprise for Multiscale Research of Materials, made up of in-house research and most recently, two cooperative agreements awarded in April. Researchers will develop materials to protect Soldiers in extreme dynamic environments; and create energy efficient devices and batteries.
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