Brochures

The Basic Energy Sciences (BES) informational brochures provide an overview of BES research areas, scientific user facilities, and the relevance of the research work to practical applications.


User Facilities

Energy Frontier Research Centers: Science for Our Nation’s Energy Future | July 2019

This booklet describes updates to the BES-supported Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) program since 2016. The content includes the history of the program, composition of current centers, topical distribution of research, representative highlights, communication activities, and impact of the program in terms of academic publications, intellectual property, and science commercialization.

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BES Serving the Present

BES at 40: A REMARKABLE RETURN ON INVESTMENT IN FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH

The following are short summaries of the 2018 Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) report highlighting outstanding examples of major scientific accomplishments emerging from 40 years of BES research support, including how these discoveries have helped fulfill the Department of Energy’s mission and have led to new technologies and industries that contribute to American innovation and prosperity.
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Individual Story Summaries: Biology and BiomedicineChemical IndustryHPCInnovative MaterialsMillie DresselhausNanoscienceNuclear WasteQuantum ComputingSemiconductors | User Facilities | SuperconductivityTough Stuff
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Report Brochures

These brochures summarize the reports from recent basic research needs workshops, and rountables, including the identified priority research directions.

Polymer Upcycling | Microelectronics | Catalysis Science | Future Nuclear Energy | Next Generation Electrical Energy Storage | Energy and Water ǀ Transformative Experimental Tools ǀ Synthesis Science ǀ Quantum Materials


Basic Energy Sciences Program Update

This brochure describes updates to the BES program in FY 2017, including new awards and strategic planning activities. It also describes select research highlights from the three divisions in BES.

 

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Basic Energy Sciences Program Update

This brochure describes updates to the BES program in FY 2016, including new awards and strategic planning activities. It also describes select research highlights from the three divisions in BES.

 

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Basic Energy Sciences Summary Report 2017

This report provides an overview of BES and describes how BES is organized and operates to accomplish its mission. The report describes all three BES divisions, along with the Energy Frontier Research Center and Energy Innovation Hub programs. It also includes references to supplementary resources that provide additional information about BES strategic planning, research, and user facilities. 

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Energy Frontier Research Centers: Science for Our Nation’s Energy Future

Energy Frontier Research Centers: Science for Our Nation’s Energy Future

This booklet describes the first seven years of the BES-supported Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) program.  The content includes the history of the program, composition of centers, topical distribution of research, representative scientific highlights, communication activities, and impact of the program in terms of academic publications, intellectual property, and science commercialization.

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Basic Energy Sciences Program Update

Basic Energy Sciences Program Update

This brochure describes updates to the BES program in FY 2015. It also describes select research highlights from across the BES portfolio in three areas: understanding and controlling matter, harnessing material and chemical processes to create matter, and modeling and simulation of complex phenomena.

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2015 Summary Book

Basic Energy Sciences Summary Brochure

This brochure describes BES-supported research, tools, and facilities. Examples illustrate BES investments in research ranging from discovery science to science for energy technologies and in tools ranging from laboratory equipment, to the pairing of theory and experiment, to large user facilities.

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2014 Summary Book

Basic Energy Sciences Summary Report 2014 

This report describes how BES is organized and operates to accomplish our mission and presents selected accomplishments to illustrate some exciting new scientific advances that resulted from BES-supported research. Also included are references to supplementary resources that provide additional information about BES strategic planning, research, and user facilities.

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Science Serving the Nation, Impacts of Basic Research

This 12-page pamphlet describes how BES-supported research addresses our Nation's energy challenges by enabling solutions through scientific understanding. Examples illustrate better ways to tap the sun's energy, efficient approaches to power the future, innovative seeds for clean energy technologies, and other ways of converting new insights into new technologies.

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BES 2011 Summary

Basic Energy Sciences 2011 Summary Report

This report describes how BES is organized and operates to accomplish our mission and presents selected accomplishments to illustrate some exciting new scientific advances that resulted from BES-supported research. Also included are references to supplementary resources that provide additional information about BES strategic planning, research, and user facilities.

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User Facilities

User Facilities of the Office of Basic Energy Sciences

A National Resource for Scientific Research This 72-page booklet describes fourteen highly sophisticated user facilities. These major scientific facilities are synchrotron radiation light sources, neutron sources, nanoscale science research centers, and electron beam microcharacterization centers that allow researchers from a wide variety of disciplines to make and examine their samples in unprecedented detail using leading-edge research equipment and the expertise of the resident facility staff.

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BES Serving the Present

Basic Energy Sciences: Serving the Present, Shaping the Future  

This 1996 40-page booklet describes successful collaborations between BES-supported researchers and industrial laboratories and some of the applications that have resulted. Topics include energy efficiency; energy resources; environmental technology; transportation; manufacturing; chemical processing; biotechnology; ceramics; polymers; semiconductors; superconductors; measurement and analysis; and metals, alloys and intermetallics.

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