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FISCAL YEAR 1987 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

AUTHORIZATION
(Basic Research Programs)

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FISCAL YEAR 1987
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

AUTHORIZATION
(Basic Research Programs)

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS

OF THE
COMMITTEE ON
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

MARCH 5, 1986

[No. 127]

VOLUME IV

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Science and Technology

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1986

60-549

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office

Washington, DC 20402

Vol.4

COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

DON FUQUA, Florida, Chairman ROBERT A. ROE, New Jersey

MANUEL LUJAN, JR.," New Mexico GEORGE E. BROWN, JR., California

ROBERT S. WALKER, Pennsylvania JAMES H. SCHEUER, New York

F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., MARILYN LLOYD, Tennessee

Wisconsin TIMOTHY E. WIRTH, Colorado

CLAUDINE SCHNEIDER, Rhode Island DOUG WALGREN, Pennsylvania

SHERWOOD L. BOEHLERT, New York DAN GLICKMAN, Kansas

TOM LEWIS, Florida ROBERT A. YOUNG, Missouri

DON RITTER, Pennsylvania HAROLD L. VOLKMER, Missouri

SID W. MORRISON, Washington BILL NELSON, Florida

RON PACKARD, California STAN LUNDINE, New York

JAN MEYERS, Kansas RALPH M. HALL, Texas

ROBERT C. SMITH, New Hampshire DAVE MCCURDY, Oklahoma

PAUL B. HENRY, Michigan NORMAN Y. MINETA, California

HARRIS W. FAWELL, Illinois MICHAEL A. ANDREWS, Texas

WILLIAM W. COBEY, JR., North Carolina BUDDY MACKAY,** Florida

JOE BARTON, Texas TIM VALENTINE, North Carolina

D. FRENCH SLAUGHTER, JR., Virginia HARRY M. REID, Nevada

DAVID S. MONSON, Utah
ROBERT G. TORRICELLI, New Jersey
RICK BOUCHER, Virginia
TERRY BRUCE, Illinois
RICHARD H. STALLINGS, Idaho
BART GORDON, Tennessee
JAMES A. TRAFICANT, JR., Ohio

HAROLD P. HANSON, Executive Director
ROBERT C. KETCHAM, General Counsel

REGINA A. Davis, Chief Clerk
JOYCE GROSS FREIWALD, Republican Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS

DON FUQUA, Florida, Chairman ROBERT A. ROE, New Jersey

F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., RALPH M. HALL, Texas

Wisconsin RICK BOUCHER, Virginia

CLAUDINE SCHNEIDER, Rhode Island TERRY BRUCE, Illinois

RON PACKARD, California JAMES A. TRAFICANT, JR., Ohio

HARRIS W. FAWELL, Illinois DOUG WALGREN, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM W. COBEY, JR., North Carolina ROBERT A. YOUNG, Missouri

JOE BARTON, Texas DAVE MCCURDY, Oklahoma

D. FRENCH SLAUGHTER, JR., Virginia RICHARD H. STALLINGS, Idaho

WILLIAM T. HARVEY, Jr., Staff Director

HARLAN L. WATSON, Science Consultant
David H. BEIGHTOL, Republican Technical Consultant
R. THOMAS WEIMER, Republican Energy Coordinator

*Ranking Republican Member.
**Serving on Committee on the Budget for 99th Congress.

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Hon. Herbert H. Bateman, a Representative of Congress from the State of

Virginia ......

Prepared statement

Dr. Alvin W. Trivelpiece, Director, Office of Energy Research, U.S. Depart-

ment of Energy, Washington, DC; accompanied by Dr. William A. Wallen-

meyer, Acting Associate Director, Office of High Energy and Nuclear Phys-

ics, Dr. Donald K. Stevens, Associate Director, Office of Basic Energy Sci-

ences, and Antionette Grayson Joseph, Director, Office of Field Operations

Management ....

Prepared statement

Discussion

Questions and answers for the record:

Set I relating to the February 10, 1986 meeting regarding the fiscal

year 1987 budget request for high energy and nuclear physics........

High energy physics

Nuclear physics ....

Set II relating to the February 10, 1986 meeting regarding the fiscal

year 1987 budget request for supporting research and technical

analysis ....

Majority questions relating to the March 5, 1986 hearing.

ERAB recommendations for basic energy sciences.

Basic energy sciences facilities ...........

University research reactors.

Other management/institutional issues..

Minority questions relating to the March 5, 1986 hearing.

Continuous electron beam accelerator facility..

Superconducting Super Collider .....

Questions submitted by Congressman Barton..

Dr. Francis G. Stehli, member, U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Research

Advisory Board; and Dean, College of Geosciences,

University of Oklahoma..

Prepared statement

Discussion

Questions and answers for the record..

PANEL 1: New FACILITIES AND RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Dr. Hermann A. Grunder, director, Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator

Facility, Newport News, VA

Prepared statement

Dr. John C. Browne, Associate Director for Research, Los Alamos National

Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM...

Prepared statement

Dr. David A. Shirley, Director, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, CA...

Prepared statement.

Dr. Richard B. Berstein, member, U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Re-

search Advisory Board's Chemistry Review Panel; and Professor of Chemis-

try, University of California, Los Angeles..........

Prepared statement

Appendix A. Executive summary of “Opportunities in Chemistry,

National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 1985

Appendix B. Phillip H. Abelson, "Federal Support for Chemistry,'

Science, 22 February 1985, volume 227, No. 4689, page 847..

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