Contributing National Laboratories
The DOE laboratories comprise a preeminent federal research system, providing the nation with strategic scientific and technological capabilities. The laboratories execute complex long-term government scientific and technological missions. They develop unique, often multidisciplinary, scientific capabilities beyond the capacity of academic and industrial institutions, to benefit the nation’s researchers and national strategic priorities.
DOE laboratories operate many of the nation’s most sophisticated research facilities. These facilities include the nation’s largest high performance computing centers, the world’s highest energy proton collider, third-generation synchrotron light sources and high-flux neutron sources. They also host specialized facilities for microcharacterization, materials synthesis, combustion research, ion beam studies, and fusion energy research. The agency’s research facilities have an enormous impact on science and technology ranging from studying the most fundamental constituents of matter to producing unique isotopes for medical and defense applications.