The first Synchrotron Light Source from Brazil and from the Southern Hemisphere begins to be designed in 1987 and is inaugurated 10 years later, in 1997. Learn more about the history of the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory from 1985 to 1996..
The original project is reviewed. In December, the construction of an important part of the machine is concluded: the linear accelerator, or Linac, which emits the first electron beam.
A 38 hectare area for the construction of the Laboratory is provided by the state of São Paulo.
The economic instabilities in Brazil in the early 1990s led to the delay of the project. Nevertheless, in 1992, the assembly of the first synchrotron light beamline, for radiation in the ultraviolet region (the future TGM beamline) is completed. The beamline is installed for testing at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, in the Louisiana State University, USA.
In October, the construction of the building is completed and the LNLS team begins to move to the location to start the installation of the synchrotron accelerator.
In May, the first loop of the electron beam around the storage ring is achieved.