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Here you have access to information about the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS). News about the Laboratory can be found through the main menu above or by clicking here. Below, you will find a list of news articles published in the press as well as videos of news reports about the LNLS.

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The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) is part of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), in Campinas (SP), a private non-profit organization under the supervision of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovations (MCTI).

The LNLS is responsible for the operation of the synchrotron light source Sirius, the largest and most complex scientific infrastructure ever built in Brazil. This state-of-the-art laboratory allows the investigation of the composition and structure of matter in its most varied forms, with applications in virtually all areas of knowledge.

Sirius will function as an open and multi-user installation, available to the Brazilian and international scientific community, providing cutting-edge infrastructure for hundreds of academic and industrial research projects carried out each year, by thousands of researchers.

Through these projects, Sirius will contribute to the solution of major scientific and technological challenges, such as the development of medicines and treatments for diseases, new fertilizers, more resistant plant species and other technologies for agriculture, renewable energy sources, among many other applications, with the potential to generate major economic and social impacts.


A sophisticated and effervescent research and development environment, unique in Brazil and present in few scientific centers in the world, the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) is a private non-profit organization under the supervision of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovations (MCTI).

The Center operates four National Laboratories and is the cradle of the most complex project in Brazilian science – Sirius – one of the most advanced synchrotron light sources in the world. CNPEM brings together highly specialized multi-thematic teams, globally competitive laboratory infrastructures open to the scientific community, lines of research in strategic areas, innovative projects in partnership with the productive sector, and training for researchers and students. The Center is an environment driven by the search for solutions with an impact in the areas of health, energy, environment, new materials, among others.

The unique and complementary skills present at CNPEM encourage research and development in the areas of synchrotron light; accelerator engineering; discovery of new drugs, including from plant species of Brazilian biodiversity; molecular mechanisms involved in the onset and progression of cancer, heart disease, and neurodevelopment; functionalized nanoparticles to fight bacteria, viruses, cancer; new nanostructured sensors and devices for the oil and gas, and health sectors; biotechnological solutions for the sustainable development of advanced biofuels, biochemicals, and biomaterials.