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Subsurface investigations in the location of the accelerator tunnels, rings, and the buildings which house the experimental research activities will be conducted in order to design their footings.

Question: Will the participating states or localities be contributing anything to the project?

Answer: Member institutions of the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) have already contributed approximately $1.5 million to the project in the form of faculty salaries and direct contributions. The City of Newport News will contribute real estate for the project which has a value of approximately $5–10 million. The Commonwealth of Virginia is providing at no charge to the Federal Government the 35,000 square-foot Virginia Associated Research Campus building, 68 acres of land, and a staff of 17.5 state-supported positions, worth $400,000 to $500,000 annually for the life of the project. Recently, the Commonwealth of Virginia appropriated $1 million per year for the next two years for faculty salaries in support of the CE BAF project. In addition, SURA institutions are creating 30 new faculty positions in experimental and theoretical nuclear physics. In summary, the total amount of non-Federal support for this project is rather substantial.

Question: When will the State of Virginia's funding be available and what will be the planned use of the funds?

Answer: The State of Virginia is presently providing direct support for the project; $160,000 was made available on July 1, 1983. Further funding from the State of Virginia will start July 1, 1984 at a level of $1 million annually. The funds will be used to support five Governor's Distinguished Professorships and four tenured professorships for the life of the project. In addition, 11 junior faculty positions will be supported for a two-year period.

Question: What efforts have or will be made to include industry and other universities in the plans and operation of the project?

Answer: The Continuous Electron beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) will be operated as a national facility. Beam time for nonproprietary work will be available to all the Nation's scientists on the basis of scientific merit and technical feasibility of proposals. In addition, the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) has created an Industrial Affiliates organization which is open to industry and nonprofit organizations other than universities. The purpose of Industrial Affiliates is to provide a forum for close communication between industry and the CERAF project. Scientists from non-SURA universities belong to the CEBAF Users Group and the SURA National Advisory Board.

Basic Energy Sciences

Question: How is the operating expenses increase of 18% over FY 84 spread over each of the 10 BES facilities listed in Table 6. Provide a breakdown with FY 84 and FY 85 levels.

Answer: The operating expenses increase of 18% is for the overall BES program. The increase for the 10 BES facilities listed in Table 6 is 21% while the increase for nonfacility related activities e.g. research on materials, heavy ion fusion, applied mathematics research, etc. is 16%. The operating expenses associated with each of the 10 facilities identified are presented in the table below. Operating expenses include the costs for operating the facilities, for support of research at them, fuel for nuclear reactors and costs of providing services to outside users.

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Question: You indicate on page 31 that increases are provided "to operate the new state-of-the-art facilities." How much is provided and at what facilities?

Answer: Increases provided to operate the new facilities are listed in the table below. The information includes only that portion of operating costs that are required to "operate" the facility. Costs for research at the facility are not included. The total operating expenses for the facilities, including both operation of the facility and research at it, are included in the answer to the preceding question. The increases requested are needed for the effective operation of these facilities to assure their availability to meet the wide demand for experimental time by the user community.

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*SSRL vas a new responsibility for Basic Energy Sciences in FY 1983 at $5.9 million.

Question: What is the allocation of the proposed $16.5M increase over FY 84 in materials sciences?

Answer: The allocation of the proposed operating increase in materials sciences consists of an increase for the core program and an increase for the FY 1984 advanced materials initiative. Of the $14.7 million increase for the core program, about $6.5 million is allocated for the operation of facilities including increases for such items as reactor fuel, electricity, facility maintenance and user interfacing; about $2,7 million is allocated for increased research around major facilities; and about $5.5 million is allocated to essentially continue other research at the FY 1984 level of effort. Of the $1.7 million increase for the advanced

materials initiative, $1.0 million is allocated to the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory to begin Materials Sciences sponsored research at that facility, and $.7 million is split between Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory for research at the Center for Advanced Materials and Brookhaven National Laboratory for R&D associated with construction at the National Synchrotron Light Source. Therefore, the total increase in operating funds is made up of $14.7 million for the core research program and $1.7 million for the advanced materials initiative started in FY 1984 for a total increase of $16.4 million.

Question: What is the status of the CAM proposal?

Answer: The Center for Advanced Materials (CAM) was initiated in FY 1984 with research in structural materials, polymers, electronic materials and catalysis. This portion of the original National Center for Advanced Materials (NCAM) is the materials research portion which has now been separated from the synchrotron radiation portion. CAM has an interim Director and is actively pursuing research programs and interacting with industry. The buildings associated with CAM are included in the FY 1985 request. They include the Surface Science and Catalysis Laboratory (SSCL) which was initiated in FY 1984 and the Advanced Materials Laboratory (AML) which we plan to initiate in FY 1985.

The FY 1985 budget represents a rescoping of the National Center for Advanced Materials, NCAM, proposed in FY 1984. An ad hoc review Panel which was set up to review the LBL NCAM proposal reported an affirmative response to the materials research portion of NCAM and recommended decoupling the Advanced Light Source, ALS, development and construction from the advanced materials research. The FY 1985 budget request shows this decoupling in an explicit way. The materials research portion is now called CAM, the Center for Advanced Materials. CAM includes the advanced materials research areas and the conventional construction of buildings to house the program - the Surface Science and Catalysis Laboratory, SSCL, and Advanced Materials Laboratory, AML. The synchrotron radiation light sources which were part of NCAM have now been reviewed within the total field of synchrotron radiation research by a committee which undertook a study of advanced synchrotron radiation sources. The FY 1985 budget has a continuation of the FY 1984 approved Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, SSRL, enhancement project, but separated from CAM. The ALS has been separated from CAM and has been de ferred for future consideration. Therefore, the new scope focuses on a strengthened materials research program taking into account the recommendations of the ad hoc Technical Review Panel and freeing the center from the tasks associated with construction of ALS. This materials research program is now called CAM.

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In summary, in 1984 we have initiated advanced materials research in the areas of ceramic, electronic, and polymeric materials, generic research and development on future light sources with emphasis on areas brought out in the advanced synchrotron planning study, and are prepared to initiate construction projects at the Stanford Synchrotron Light Source and the Surface Science and Catalysis Laboratory (SSCL) at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory upon release by Congress of construction funds appropriated for FY 1984. In FY 1985 we propose to continue those projects initiated in FY 1984 and, in addition, to initiate construction of the Advanced Materials Laboratory at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory for CAM. The Advanced Light Source has been deferred for consideration in future budget requests.

Question: How much is requested in FY 85 for operating and construction and describe the need for the requested amounts?

Answer: For construction, funding for the Surface Science and Catalysis Laboratory (SSCL) is requested at $9.19 million for a building which would house the catalysis and surface instrumentation programs of Center for Advanced Materials. Initiation of the Advanced Materials Laboratory (AML) in FY 1985 is is requested at $1.6 million to house the other major programs of CAM such as the structural materials, electronic materials and polymers efforts and provide space for special equipment and offices for industrial participants.

Operating funds of $2.9 million in operating funds and $0.6 million in capital equipment is requested for the research programs started in FY 1984 and continued in FY 1985 in the areas of ceramics, polymers, electronic materials and catalysis. In addition $3.8 million in operating funds and $0.7 million in capital equipment is requested for generic research and development on future light sources including the optics center at LBL.

Question: Describe the extent of industrial participation in the project.

Answer: The Center for Advanced Materials has established a Scientific Policy Advisory Board made up of industrial representatives from IBM, Chevron, u.s. Steel and Hewlett-Packard and one representative from the University community. It will advise the Laboratory Director on directions for CAM. Each of the research subject areas have held workshops with maximum industrial participation. There have been well over 100 contacts made with industrial companies to date.

The CAM program areas include the following: catalysis, electronic materials, polymers and polymer composites, advanced high temperature structural ceramics, and advanced instrumentation for surface science. Program planning workshops have been held for several of the program areas and others are planned for the near future. Many companies have indicated their strong interest in CAM by participating in these workshops and have expressed their

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