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What is STIP?

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP) is a collaboration from across the DOE complex working to ensure that the results of DOE-funded research and development (R&D) and other science and technology activities are identified, disseminated, and preserved.

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STIP members, led by the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), work together to increase the availability and transparency of various types of scientific and technical information (STI).  This site provides background, guidance, and more to support the management and preservation of DOE-funded R&D results now and in the future.

Recently Received STI

Final 2016 IC report for w15_cnanostruct Optical and Transport Properties of Carbon-Based Nanostructures: A Density Functional Theory Study Author(s): Velizhanin, Kirill A. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)]
Los Alamos Climatology 2016 Update The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL or the Laboratory) operates a meteorology monitoring network to support LANL emergency response, engineering designs, environmental compliance, environmental assessments, safety evaluations, weather forecasting, environmental monitoring, research programs,... Author(s): Bruggeman, David Alan [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)]
Lockout/Tagout Live 53493 Lockout/tagout (LO/TO) is used to disable machinery or equipment and to control potentially hazardous energy while service or maintenance is being performed. This course is designed to introduce trainees to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) procedure for the lockout and tagout of hazardous... Author(s): Singledecker, Amalia [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)]
Groundwater Pathway Model for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Area 21, Material Disposal Area T This report consists of four major sections, including this introductory section. Section 2 provides an overview of previous investigations related to the development of the current sitescale model. The methods and data used to develop the 3-D groundwater model and the techniques used to distill... Author(s): Stauffer, Philip H. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)]; Levitt, Daniel G. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)]; Miller, Terry Ann [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)]; Jordan, Amy [Neptune Inc, Los Alamos, NM (United States)]; Chu, Shaoping [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)]; Dash, Zora [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)]
Lockout/Tagout for FODs & RLMs Self-Study 30140 Lockout/tagout (LO/TO) is used to disable machinery or equipment and to control potentially hazardous energy while service or maintenance is being performed. This course, Lockout/Tagout for FODs & RLMs Self-Study (30140), is designed to introduce facility operations directors (FODs) and... Author(s): Singledecker, Amalia [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)]
Spent Fuel Nondestructive Assay Development of safeguards technology to increase knowledge about spent nuclear fuel assemblies using new integrated nondestructive assay (NDA) instruments. Author(s): Trellue, Holly Renee [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)]
Institutional Computing use for CASL Studies of Multiphase Momentum Closure No abstract provided. Author(s): Nadiga, Balasubramanya T. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)]
Tactical and Strategic Treasury Internal Controls Management & Budget Operations Meeting No abstract provided. Author(s): Follmer, Rochelle Lynn [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)]; Johnson, James Paul [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)]
Final Tech Report for IBC IBC Patterning for Solar cells Author(s): Graff, John W. [Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Peabody, MA (United States)]
Investigation of Sorption and Diffusion Mechanisms, and Preliminary Economic Analysis This report describes the synthesis and evaluation of molecular sieve zeolite membranes to separate and concentrate tritiated water (HTO) from dilute HTO-bearing aqueous streams. Several monovalent and divalent cation exchanged silico alumino phosphate (SAPO-34) molecular sieve zeolite membranes... Author(s): Bhave, Ramesh R. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Jubin, Robert Thomas [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Spencer, Barry B. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Nair, Sankar [Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)]
Simulation-based Testing of Control Software It is impossible to adequately test complex software by examining its operation in a physical prototype of the system monitored. Adequate test coverage can require millions of test cases, and the cost of equipment prototypes combined with the real-time constraints of testing with them makes it... Author(s): Ozmen, Ozgur [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Nutaro, James J. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Sanyal, Jibonananda [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Olama, Mohammed M. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]
Workshop on Human Activity at Scale in Earth System Models Changing human activity within a geographical location may have significant influence on the global climate, but that activity must be parameterized in such a way as to allow these high-resolution sub-grid processes to affect global climate within that modeling framework. Additionally, we must have... Author(s): Allen, Melissa R. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Aziz, H. M. Abdul [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Coletti, Mark A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Kennedy, Joseph H. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Nair, Sujithkumar S. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Omitaomu, Olufemi A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]
Reported Energy and Cost Savings from the DOE ESPC Program: FY 2015 The objective of this work was to determine the realization rate of energy and cost savings from the Department of Energy’s Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) program based on information reported by the energy services companies (ESCOs) that are carrying out ESPC projects at federal sites... Author(s): Slattery, Bob S. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]
Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Resilience Investments: Tennessee Valley Authority Case Study This report describes a general approach for assessing climate change vulnerabilities of an electricity system and evaluating the costs and benefits of certain investments that would increase system resilience. It uses Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as a case study, concentrating on the... Author(s): Allen, Melissa R. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Wilbanks, Thomas J. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Preston, Benjamin L. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Kao, Shih-Chieh [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Bradbury, James [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA), Washington, DC (United States)]
Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence FY 2016 Data Analysis Annual Report The National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD) has facilitated the installation of more than 3,500 radiation portal monitors (RPMs) at 606 sites in 56 countries worldwide. This collection of RPMs represents the world’s largest network of... Author(s): Enders, Alexander L. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Harris, Tyrone C. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Pope, Thomas C. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Patterson, Jeremy B. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]
High performance poly(etherketoneketone) (PEKK) composite parts fabricated using Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) processes ORNL collaborated with Arkema Inc. to investigate poly(etherketoneketone) (PEKK) and its composites as potential feedstock material for Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) system. In this work thermal and rheological properties were investigated and characterized in order to identify suitable... Author(s): Kunc, Vlastimil [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Kishore, Vidya [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Chen, Xun [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Ajinjeru, Christine [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Duty, Chad [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)]; Hassen, Ahmed A [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]
Development of volume deposition on cast iron by additive manufacturing ORNL partnered with Cummins to demonstrate the feasibility of using additive manufacturing techniques to help develop repair techniques for refurbished cast iron engine blocks. Cummins is interested in the refurbished engine business due to the increased cost savings and reduced emissions. It is... Author(s): Sridharan, Niyanth [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Dehoff, Ryan R. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Jordan, Brian H. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Babu, Suresh S. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)]
A Summary of Actinide Enrichment Technologies and Capability Gaps The evaluation performed in this study indicates that a new program is needed to efficiently provide a national actinide radioisotope enrichment capability to produce milligram-to-gram quantities of unique materials for user communities as summarized in Table 1. This program xiv should leverage... Author(s): Patton, Bradley D. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Robinson, Sharon M. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]
Exemplary Design Envelope Specification for Standard Modular Hydropower Technology Hydropower is an established, affordable renewable energy generation technology supplying nearly 18% of the electricity consumed globally. A hydropower facility interacts continuously with the surrounding water resource environment, causing alterations of varying magnitude in the natural flow of... Author(s): Witt, Adam M. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Smith, Brennan T. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Tsakiris, Achilleas [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)]; Papanicolaou, Thanos [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)]; Pries, Jason L. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Burress, Timothy A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Stewart, Kevin M. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Lee, Kyutae [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; DeNeale, Scott T. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Bevelhimer, Mark S. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Pracheil, Brenda M. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; McManamay, Ryan A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Ekici, Kivanc [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)]; Kutz, Benjamin [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)]; Curd, Shelaine L. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Bishop, Norm [Knight Piesold, Denver, CO (United States)]; Welch, Tim [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Washington, DC (United States). Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]; Rabon, Daniel [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Washington, DC (United States). Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]; Fernandez, Alisha [McKeown and Associates, Moberly, MO (United States)]
US-China Clean Energy Research Center on Building Energy Efficiency: Materials that Improve the Cost-Effectiveness of Air Barrier Systems The US–China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) was launched in 2009 by US Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang, and Chinese National Energy Agency Administrator Zhang Guobao. This 5-year collaboration emerged from the fact that the United States and... Author(s): Hun, Diana E. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]
A Multi-Year Plan for Research, Development, and Prototype Testing of Standard Modular Hydropower Technology The Multi-Year Plan for Research, Development, and Prototype Testing of Standard Modular Hydropower Technology (MYRP) presents a strategy for specifying, designing, testing, and demonstrating the efficacy of standard modular hydropower (SMH) as an environmentally compatible and cost-optimized... Author(s): Smith, Brennan T. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Welch, Tim [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Washington, DC (United States).Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]; Witt, Adam M. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Stewart, Kevin M. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Lee, Kyutae [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; DeNeale, Scott T. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Bevelhimer, Mark S. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Burress, Timothy A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Pracheil, Brenda M. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Pries, Jason L. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; O'Connor, Patrick W. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Curd, Shelaine L. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Ekici, Kivanc [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)]; Papanicolaou, Thanos [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)]; Tsakiris, Achilleas [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)]; Kutz, Benjamin [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)]; Bishop, Norm [Knight Piesold, Denver, CO (United States)]; McKeown, Alisha [McKeown and Associates, Moberly, MO (United States)]; Rabon, Daniel [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Washington, DC (United States).Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]; Zimmerman, Gregory P. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Uria Martinez, Rocio [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; McManamay, Ryan A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]
Model-data synthesis for the next generation of forest free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) experiments The first generation of forest free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) experiments has successfully provided deeper understanding about how forests respond to an increasing CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. Located in aggrading stands in the temperate zone, they have provided a... Author(s): Norby, Richard J. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; De Kauwe, Martin G. [Macquarie Univ., NSW (Australia). Dept. of Biological Sciences]; Domingues, Tomas F. [Univ. of Sao Paulo (Brazil). Dept. de Biologia]; Duursma, Remko A. [Univ. of Western Sydney, NSW (Australia). Hawkesbury Inst. for the Environment]; Ellsworth, David S. [Univ. of Western Sydney, NSW (Australia). Hawkesbury Inst. for the Environment]; Goll, Daniel S. [Lab. de Sciences de Climat et de l'Environnement, IPSL, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)]; Lapola, David M. [Univ. Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro Sao Paulo (Brasil). Lab. de Ciencia do Sistema Terrestre, Dept. de Ecologia]; Luus, Kristina A. [Max Planck Inst. for Biogeochemistry, Jena (Germany). Biogeochemical Integration Dept.]; MacKenzie, A. Rob [Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom). Birmingham Inst. of Forest Research]; Medlyn, Belinda E. [Macquarie Univ., NSW (Australia). Dept. of Biological Sciences]; Univ. of Western Sydney, NSW (Australia). Hawkesbury Inst. for the Environment]; Pavlick, Ryan [California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), La Canada Flintridge, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab.]; Rammig, Anja [Potsdam Inst. for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam (Germany)]; Technische Univ. Munchen, Garching (Germany). TUM School of Life Sciences]; Smith, Benjamin [Lund Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science]; Thomas, Rick [Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom). Birmingham Inst. of Forest Research]; Thonicke, Kirsten [Potsdam Inst. for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam (Germany)]; Walker, Anthony P. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Yang, Xiaojuan [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Zaehle, Sönke [Max Planck Inst. for Biogeochemistry, Jena (Germany). Biogeochemical Integration Dept.]
Cummins/ORNL-FEERC CRADA: NOx Control & Measurement Technology for Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines Assist Cummins in addressing barriers to transportation-market penetration of fuel-efficient diesel engines & by doing so generate useful knowledge and enable products with broad public benefit Author(s): Partridge, Jr, William P. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Choi, Jae-Soon [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Parks, II, James E. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Currier, Neal [Cummins, Inc, Columbus, IN (United States)]; Yezerets, Alex [Cummins, Inc, Columbus, IN (United States)]; Ruth, Mike [Cummins, Inc, Columbus, IN (United States)]; Whitacre, Shawn [Cummins, Inc, Columbus, IN (United States)]; Cunningham, Mike [Cummins, Inc, Columbus, IN (United States)]; Kamasamudram, Krishna [Cummins, Inc, Columbus, IN (United States)]
Preliminary Assessment of Spatial Competition in the Market for E85 Anecdotal evidence suggests retail E85 prices may track retail gasoline prices rather than wholesale costs. This indicates E85 prices may be higher than they would be if priced on a cost basis hence limiting adoption by some price-sensitive consumers. Using publicly available and proprietary E83... Author(s): Clinton, Bentley [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)]
Preliminary Assessment of Spatial Competition in the Market for E85: Presentation Supplement Anecdotal evidence suggests retail E85 prices may track retail gasoline prices rather than wholesale costs. This indicates E85 prices may be higher than they would be if priced on a cost basis hence limiting adoption by some price-sensitive consumers. Using publicly available and proprietary E85... Author(s): Clinton, Bentley [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)]; Johnson, Caley [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)]; Moriarty, Kristi [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)]; Newes, Emily [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)]; Vimmerstedt, Laura [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)]
On the Path to SunShot - Utility Regulatory Business Model Reforms forAddressing the Financial Impacts of Distributed Solar on Utilities Net-energy metering (NEM) with volumetric retail electricity pricing has enabled rapid proliferation of distributed photovoltaics (DPV) in the United States. However, this transformation is raising concerns about the potential for higher electricity rates and cost-shifting to non-solar customers,... Author(s): None, None
Utility Energy Service Contracts: Enabling Documents Document provides a select set of background information materials that clarify the authority for federal agencies to enter into utility energy service contracts. Author(s): None, None
Research for Developing Renewable Biofuels from Algae Task A. Expansion of knowledge related to lipid production and secretion in algae A.1 Lipid biosynthesis in target algal species; Systems biology approaches are being used in combination with recent advances in Chlorella and Chlamydomonas genomics to address lipid accumulation in response to... Author(s): Black, Paul N.
Functional Gene Discovery and Characterization of Genes and Alleles Affecting Wood Biomass Yield and Quality in Populus Adoption of biofuels as economically and environmentally viable alternative to fossil fuels would require development of specialized bioenergy varieties. A major goal in the breeding of such varieties is the improvement of lignocellulosic biomass yield and quality. These are complex traits and... Author(s): Busov, Victor [Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, MI (United States)]
USU Alternative and Unconventional Energy Research and Development The purpose and rationale of this project has been to develop enduring research capabilities at Utah State University (USU) and the Utah State University Research Foundation (USURF) in a number of energy efficient and renewable energy areas including primarily a) algae energy systems, b) solar... Author(s): Behunin, Robert; Wood, Byard; Heaslip, Kevin; Zane, Regan; Lyman, Seth; Simmons, Randy; Christensen, David