The current Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source, UVX, allows users to perform research using most of the possible experimental techniques provided by this kind of technology, with the use of infrared light, ultraviolet radiation and x-rays.
Despite its high reliability and stability, UVX no longer fully meets the needs of researchers. The number of experimental stations installed in the current physical space has reached its limit, and the technical parameters of the machine does not allow scientists to perform many advanced experiments.
The frontier of scientific production demand the use of updated tools that prove competitive against other similar scientific facilities. High Brightness Synchrotron Light Sources represent what today is most modern technology for the observation of organic and inorganic materials.
Thus, to maintain the Brazilian research infrastructure competitive, both for academic researchers and for companies that develop technology, the LNLS has worked since 2008 in the design and development of a new synchrotron light source that meets the current scientific and technological needs of the researchers.