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SYNCHROTRON LIGHT?

Synchrotron light is a type of electromagnetic radiation of high flux and high brightness produced when charged particles that are accelerated close to the speed of light have their trajectory deflected by magnetic fields. The synchrotron radiation spans a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum from infrared radiation to ultraviolet radiation and X-rays.

Its broad spectrum allows researchers to use the wavelengths most suitable for their experiments. Its high flux allows faster experiments and its high brightness the analysis increasingly smaller details in materials. In addition, it also makes it possible to track the evolution of processes that occur in fractions of a second.

These characteristics make the synchrotron light sources extremely versatile equipment which allow the study of matter in its various forms and with applications in virtually all areas of the scientific and technological knowledge, such as in physics, chemistry, materials engineering, nanotechnology, biotechnology, pharmacology, medicine, geology and geophysics, agriculture, oceanography, petroleum and gas, paleontology and many more.

SCIENCE
Oxygen and the Degradation of Black Phosphorus

Research investigates the impact of oxidation on electronic and vibrational properties

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SCIENCE
New Catalysts for Hydrogen Production

Research analyzes molybdenum catalysts doped with transition metals

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SCIENCE
Improving the Treatment of Industrial Waste

Research uncovers the mechanism of memory effect of lamellar double hydroxides (LDH).

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NEWS
Call for proposals for the LNLS beamlines

Research proposals are submitted through the SAU Online portal.

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EVENTS
Applications open for the 6th SAXS School

The courses will offer an overview of SAXS theory, data reduction and analysis tools, as well as modelling techniques.

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NEWS
SIRIUS HAS MORE THAN 50% OF ITS CONSTRUCTION WORKS COMPLETED

The construction of accelerator floor, the most challenging phase of the building, was recently started

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