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Reports

Provided below is a listing of BES workshop reports that address the status of some important research areas that are used to help identify research directions for a decades-to-century energy strategy.

Longer abstracts of these reports [PDF file requirements.pdf file (15KB)]

X-ray Optics for BES Light Source Facilities

X-ray Optics for BES Light Source Facilities

This report is based on a BES Workshop held March 27–29, 2013, to identify opportunities and needs for X-ray optics developments at the existing and future BES facilities by identifying gaps in current X-ray capabilities and what developments should have high priority to support current and future photon-based science. (more)
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Neutron and X
Ray Detectors

Neutron and X-ray Detectors

This report is based on a BES Workshop to itemize research directions for neutron and x-ray detectors, held August 1–3, 2012, by characterizing the gaps between detector development and source advances and identifying opportunities to maximize the scientific impact for BES user facilities. (more)
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The Mesoscale
Science Report:

From Quanta to the Continuum: Opportunities for Mesoscale Science

This Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) report summarizes the results of meetings and web interactions (e.g., www.meso2012.comExternal link) sponsored by the BESAC Mescoscale Science Subcommittee to identify the opportunities, the challenges, and the benefits of mastering mesoscale science. (more)
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Predictive
Simulation for Internal Combustion Engines

Research Needs and Impacts in Predictive Simulation for Internal Combustion Engines (PreSICE)

This report is based on a SC/EERE Workshop to Identify Research Needs and Impacts in Predictive Simulation for Internal Combustion Engines (PreSICE), held March 3, 2011, to determine strategic focus areas that will accelerate innovation in engine design to meet national goals in transportation efficiency. (more)
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Report of the Basic Energy Sciences Workshop on Compact Light Sources

This report is based on a BES Workshop on Compact Light Sources, held May 11-12, 2010, to evaluated the advantages and disadvantages of compact light source approaches and compared their performance to the third generation storage rings and free-electron lasers. (more)
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Carbon Capture

Basic Research Needs for Carbon Capture: Beyond 2020

This report is based on a SC/FE workshop on Carbon Capture: Beyond 2020, held March 4–5, 2010, to assess the basic research needed to address the current technical bottlenecks in carbon capture processes and to identify key research priority directions that will provide the foundations for future carbon capture technologies. (more)
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Computational
Materials Science and Chemistry: Accelerating Discovery and Innovation through
Simulation-Based Engineering and Science

Computational Materials Science and Chemistry:
Accelerating Discovery and Innovation through Simulation-Based Engineering and Science

This report is based on a SC Workshop on Computational Materials Science and Chemistry for Innovation on July 26–27, 2010, to assess the potential of state-of-the-art computer simulations to accelerate understanding and discovery in materials science and chemistry, with a focus on potential impacts in energy technologies and innovation. (more)
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New Science
for a Secure and Sustainable Energy Future

New Science for a Secure and Sustainable Energy Future

This Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) report summarizes a 2008 study by the Subcommittee on Facing our Energy Challenges in a New Era of Science to: (1) assimilate the scientific research directions that emerged from the BES Basic Research Needs workshop reports (below) into a comprehensive set of science themes, and (2) identify the new implementation strategies and tools required to accomplish the science. (more)
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Science for
Energy Technology: Strengthening the Link between Basic Research and Industry, Full Report
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Science for
Energy Technology: Strengthening the Link between Basic Research and Industry
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Science for Energy Technology:
Strengthening the Link between Basic Research and Industry

This Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) report summarizes the results of a Workshop on Science for Energy Technology on January 18-21, 2010, to identify the scientific priority research directions needed to address the roadblocks and accelerate the innovation of clean energy technologies. The full report (August 2010) is at left; the initial report (April 2010) is at right. (more)

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Next-Generation Photon Sources for Grand Challenges in Science and Energy

Next-Generation Photon Sources for Grand Challenges in Science and Energy

This Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) report summarizes the results of an October 2008 Photon Workshop of the Subcommittee on Facing our Energy Challenges in a New Era of Science to identify connections between major new research opportunities and the capabilities of the next generation of light sources. Particular emphasis was on energy-related research. (more)
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Directing
Matter and Energy: Five Challenges for Science and the Imagination

Directing Matter and Energy: Five Challenges for Science and the Imagination

This Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) Grand Challenges report identifies the most important scientific questions and science-driven technical challenges facing BES and describes the importance of these challenges to advances in disciplinary science, to technology development, and to energy and other societal needs. The report originated from a January 25, 2005, request from the Office of Science and is the product of numerous BESAC and Grand Challenges Subcommittee meetings and conferences in 2006-2007. (more)
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Basic
Research Needs for Materials under Extreme Environments

Basic Research Needs for Materials under Extreme Environments

This report is based on a BES Workshop on Basic Research Needs for Materials under Extreme Environments, June 11-13, 2007, to evaluate the potential for developing revolutionary new materials that will meet demanding future energy requirements that expose materials to environmental extremes. (more)
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Basic
Research Needs: Catalysis for Energy

Basic Research Needs: Catalysis for Energy

This report is based on a BES Workshop on Basic Research Needs in Catalysis for Energy Applications, August 6-8, 2007, to identify research needs and opportunities for catalysis to meet the nation's energy needs, provide an assessment of where the science and technology now stand, and recommend the directions for fundamental research that should be pursued to meet the goals described. (more)
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Future
Science Needs and Opportunities for Electron Scattering: Next-Generation Instrumentation and
Beyond

Future Science Needs and Opportunities for Electron Scattering:
Next-Generation Instrumentation and Beyond

This report is based on a BES Workshop entitled "Future Science Needs and Opportunities for Electron Scattering: Next-Generation Instrumentation and Beyond," March 1–2, 2007, to identify emerging basic science and engineering research needs and opportunities that will require major advances in electron-scattering theory, technology, and instrumentation. (more)
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Basic
Research Needs for Electrical Energy Storage

Basic Research Needs for Electrical Energy Storage

This report is based on a BES Workshop on Basic Research Needs for Electrical Energy Storage (EES), April 2-4, 2007, to identify basic research needs and opportunities underlying batteries, capacitors, and related EES technologies, with a focus on new or emerging science challenges with potential for significant long-term impact on the efficient storage and release of electrical energy. (more)
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Basic
Research Needs for Geosciences:  Facilitating 21st Century Energy Systems

Basic Research Needs for Geosciences: Facilitating 21st Century Energy Systems

This report is based on a BES Workshop on Basic Research Needs for Geosciences: Facilitating 21st Century Energy Systems, February 21-23, 2007, to identify research areas in geosciences, such as behavior of multiphase fluid-solid systems on a variety of scales, chemical migration processes in geologic media, characterization of geologic systems, and modeling and simulation of geologic systems, needed for improved energy systems. (more)
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Basic
Research Needs for Clean and Efficient Combustion of 21st Century Transportation Fuels

Basic Research Needs for Clean and Efficient Combustion of 21st Century Transportation Fuels

This report is based on a BES Workshop on Clean and Efficient Combustion of 21st Century Transportation Fuels, October 29-November 1, 2006, to identify basic research needs and opportunities underlying utilization of evolving transportation fuels, with a focus on new or emerging science challenges that have the potential for significant long-term impact on fuel efficiency and emissions. (more)
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Basic
Research Needs for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems

Basic Research Needs for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems

This report is based on a BES Workshop on Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems, July 31-August 3, 2006, to identify new, emerging, and scientifically challenging areas in materials and chemical sciences that have the potential for significant impact on advanced nuclear energy systems. (more)
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Basic
Research Needs for Solid-State Lighting

Basic Research Needs for Solid-State Lighting

This report is based on a BES Workshop on Solid-State Lighting (SSL), May 22-24, 2006, to examine the gap separating current state-of-the-art SSL technology from an energy efficient, high-quality, and economical SSL technology suitable for general illumination; and to identify the most significant fundamental scientific challenges and research directions that would enable that gap to be bridged. (more)
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Basic
Research Needs for Superconductivity

Basic Research Needs for Superconductivity

This report is based on a BES Workshop on Superconductivity, May 8-10, 2006, to examine the prospects for superconducting grid technology and its potential for significantly increasing grid capacity, reliability, and efficiency to meet the growing demand for electricity over the next century. (more)
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The Path to
Sustainable Nuclear Energy, Basic and Applied Research Opportunities for Advanced Fuel
Cycles

The Path to Sustainable Nuclear Energy
Basic and Applied Research Opportunities for Advanced Fuel Cycles

This report is based on a small DOE-sponsored workshop held in September 2005 to identify new basic science that will be the foundation for advances in nuclear fuel-cycle technology in the near term, and for changing the nature of fuel cycles and of the nuclear energy industry in the long term. (more)
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Basic
Research Needs for Solar Energy Utilization

Basic Research Needs for Solar Energy Utilization

This report is based on a BES Workshop on Solar Energy Utilization, April 1821, 2005, to examine the challenges and opportunities for the development of solar energy as a competitive energy source and to identify the technical barriers to large-scale implementation of solar energy and the basic research directions showing promise to overcome them. (more)
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Advanced
Computational Materials Sciences: Application to Fusion and Generation IV Fission Reactors

Advanced Computational Materials Science:
Application to Fusion and Generation IV Fission Reactors

This report is based on a workshopExternal link held March 31April 2, 2004, to determine the degree to which an increased effort in modeling and simulation could help bridge the gap between the data that is needed to support the implementation of advanced nuclear technologies and the data that can be obtained in available experimental facilities. (more)
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Opportunities
for Discovery: Theory and Computation in Basic Energy Sciences

Opportunities for Discovery:
Theory and Computation in Basic Energy Sciences

This report is based on the deliberations of the BESAC Subcommittee on Theory and Computation following meetings on February 22 and April 17–16, 2004, to obtain testimony and discuss input from the scientific community on research directions for theory and computation to advance the scientific mission of the Office of Basic Energy Sciences. (more)
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Nanoscience
Research for Energy Needs

Nanoscience Research for Energy Needs

This report is based upon a BES-cosponsored National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Workshop held March 16–18, 2004, by the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) to address the Grand Challenge in Energy Conversion and Storage set out in the NNI. This report was originally released on June 24, 2004, during the Department of Energy NanoSummitExternal link. The second edition that is provided here was issued in June 2005. (more)
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DOE-NSF-NIH
Workshop on Opportunities in THz Science

DOE-NSF-NIH Workshop on Opportunities in THz Science

This report is based on a Workshop on Opportunities in Terahetrz (THz) Science held February 12–14, 2004, to discuss basic research problems that can be answered using THz radiation. The workshop did not focus on the wide range of potential applications of THz radiation in engineering, defense and homeland security, or the commercial and government sectors of the economy. The workshop was jointly sponsored by DOE, NSF, and NIH. (more)
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Basic
Research Needs for the Hydrogen Economy

Basic Research Needs for the Hydrogen Economy

This report is based upon the BES Workshop on Hydrogen Production, Storage, and Use, held May 13-15, 2003, to identify fundamental research needs and opportunities in hydrogen production, storage, and use, with a focus on new, emerging and scientifically challenging areas that have the potential to have significant impact in science and technologies. (more)
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Theory and
Modeling in Nanoscience

Theory and Modeling in Nanoscience

This report is based upon the May 10–11, 2002, workshop conducted jointly by the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee and the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committees to identify challenges and opportunities for theory, modeling, and simulation in nanoscience and nanotechnology and to investigate the growing and promising role of applied mathematics and computer science in meeting those challenges. (more)
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Opportunities
for Catalysis in the 21st Century

Opportunities for Catalysis in the 21st Century

This report is based upon a Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee subpanel workshop that was held May 14–16, 2002, to identify research directions to better understand how to design catalyst structures to control catalytic activity and selectivity. (more)
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Biomolecular
Materials

Biomolecular Materials

This report is based upon the January 1315, 2002, workshop sponsored by the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee to explore the potential impact of biology on the physical sciences, in particular the materials and chemical sciences. (more)
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Basic
Research Needs To Assure A Secure Energy Future

Basic Research Needs to Assure a Secure Energy Future

This report is based upon a Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee workshop that was held in October 2002 to assess the basic research needs for energy technologies to assure a reliable, economic, and environmentally sound energy supply for the future.

The workshop discussions produced a total of 37 proposed research directions. (more)
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Basic
Research Needs for Countering Terrorism

Basic Research Needs for Countering Terrorism

This report is based upon a BES workshop on basic research needs to counter terrorism that was held on February 28 and March 1, 2002, to identify connections between technology needs for countering terrorism and underlying science issues and to recommend investment strategies to increase the impact of basic research on efforts to counter terrorism. (more)
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Complex
Systems: Science for the 21st Century

Complex Systems: Science for the 21st Century

This report is based upon a BES workshop, March 5–6, 1999, which was designed to help define new scientific directions related to complex systems in order to create new understanding about the nano world and complicated, multicomponent structures. (more)
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Nanoscale
Science, Engineering and Technology Research Directions

Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Research Directions

This report illustrates the wide range of research opportunities and challenges in nanoscale science, engineering and technology. It was prepared in 1999 in connection with the interagency national research initiative on nanotechnology. (more)
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