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Audit Report: IG-0520

August 31, 2001

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Literature Generated at the Department's Light Sources

The Department of Energy (Department) operates four light source facilities which are used to conduct experiments in disciplines such as chemistry, biology, and physics. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2000, the light sources, located at Argonne National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, received $172 million in funding and served over 5,000 users. Research performed at the light sources resulted in the publication of over 540 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles in FY 2000.