Two UNT Professors Earn $1M for Infrared Technology Research

Two UNT researchers earned more than $1 million in grants to study infrared technology, with $300,000 coming from the Army Research Office and $710,000 from L-3 Communications. Chris Littler, professor of physics, and A.J. Syllaios, research professor of physics and a senior engineering fellow at L-3 Communications, are investigating how temperature changes and other properties affect the electrical conductivity of thin wafers of amorphous silicon, used in thermal cameras. Their research could allow soldiers to locate enemy forces with infrared-equipped smartphones or allow drivers to navigate evening commutes with the assistance of thermal video screens.

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