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Beamlines

Sirius is one of the most advanced synchrotron light sources in the world. The beamlines are the experimental stations where the materials are analyzed. They are like complex microscopes that focus the synchrotron radiation so that it illuminates the samples being studied and allowing the observation of their microscopic properties. Curious? Click here to learn more!

The Sirius beamlines, named after Brazilian fauna and flora, are designed to house advanced scientific instrumentation, suitable for solving Brazilian development’s strategic areas. The light source can house up to 38 beamlines (from bending magnets and insertion devices), six of which are between 100 and 150 meters long, extending outside the main building experimental hall. Initially, a set of 14 beamlines is planned to cover a wide variety of scientific programs. The first six beamlines are in the installation and commissioning stage and are part of a first delivery package. A second beamline package will deliver another eight beamlines, with construction expected by 2022.

Check out below technical information regarding the beamlines and other facilities which are part of the synchrotron light source Sirius.

  • BEAMLINES
  • MAIN TECHNIQUE
  • ENERGY RANGE
  • SOURCE
  • STATUS
  • Carnaúba
  • X-Ray Nanoscopy
  • 2.05 - 15 keV
  • ID
  • Commissioning

CARNAÚBA (Coherent X-rAy NAnoprobe BeAmline) is the longest beamline of the Sirius with approximately 145 meters between the light source and the sample environment, which allows  a high optical demagnification and to reach nanometric spatial resolutions.

Coordination: Douglas Galante
Tel.: +55 19 3512 1140
E-mail: douglas.galante@lnls.br

  • Cateretê
  • Coherent and Time-resolsed X-ray Scattering
  • 5 - 20 keV
  • ID
  • Commissioning

The CATERETÊ (Coherent And TimE REsolved ScatTEring) beamline will provide unique capabilities in biological and soft materials imaging and dynamics experiments with particular focus on the application of coherent X-ray scattering and diffraction techniques.

Coordination: Florian E. P. Meneau
Tel.: +55 19 3512 1132
E-mail: florian.meneau@lnls.br

  • Cedro
  • Circular Dichroism
  • 3 - 9 eV
  • BM
  • Development

CeDRO (Circular DichROism Beamline) will be a beamline dedicated to Circular Dichroism (CD) spectroscopy in the ultraviolet region. This spectroscopy is applied to the structural analysis of chiral molecules, including biomolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates. Proteins are extensively studied by CD to quantify their secondary structure content and to analyze folding, stability and interactions in solution.

Coordination: Juliana S. Yoneda
Tel.: +55 19 3512 1045
E-mail: juliana.yoneda@lnls.br

  • Ema
  • X-ray Spectroscopy e Diffraction in Extreme Conditions
  • 2.7 - 30 keV
  • ID
  • Commissioning

The EMA (Extreme condition Methods of Analysis) beamline is planned to make a difference where a high brilliance (high flux of up to 1×1014 photons/sec with beamsize down to 0.1×0.1 μm2) is essential, as is the case with the study of materials under extreme thermodynamic (pressure, temperature and magnetic field) conditions.

Coordination: Ricardo D. dos Reis
Tel.: +55 19 3512 3505
E-mail: ricardo.reis@lnls.br

  • Imbuia
  • Infrared Micro and Nanospectroscopy
  • 550 - 3500 cm-1
  • BM
  • Assembly

IMBUIA (Infrared Multiscale Beamline for Ultra-resolved Imaging Applications) is a beamline dedicated to experiments in micro and nano-infrared spectroscopy in the medium IR range. These experiments allow for compositional analysis of virtually any material and are essential for the research in new materials, with emphasis on biological and synthetic materials.

Coordination: Raul de O. Freitas
Tel.: +55 19 3517 5060
E-mail: raul.freitas@lnls.br

  • Ipê
  • Resonant Inelastic X-ray scattering and Photoelectron spectroscopy
  • 100 - 2000 eV
  • ID
  • Assembly

IPÊ (Inelastic scattering and PhotoElectron spectroscopy) is beamline optimized for high resolution Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering (RIXS) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) applied to the study of the chemical composition, electronic structure and elementary excitations of solids, liquids and gases.

Coordination: Tulio C. R. Rocha
Tel.: +55 19 3512 1292
E-mail: tulio.rocha@lnls.br

  • Jatobá
  • Full X-ray Scattering and PDF Analysis
  • 40 - 70 keV
  • BM
  • Development

The JATOBÁ beamline is being built to produce a high-energy, high-photon flux beam focused on micrometric dimensions and will be dedicated to the study of a wide range of materials using the full X-ray scattering technique.

Coordination: Helio C. N. Tolentino
Tel.: +55 19 3512 1298
E-mail: helio.tolentino@lnls.br

  • Manacá
  • Macromolecular Micro and Nanocrystallography
  • 5 - 20 keV
  • ID
  • Commissioning

MANACÁ (MAcromolecular micro and NAnoCrystAllography ) will be the first macromolecular crystallography beamline of Sirius and will be optimized for micrometric and sub-micrometric focus. The project includes two experimental stations, also including beams with dimensions of 0.5×0.5 micrometers (nano station) and 10×7 a 100×80 micrometers (micro station), dedicated to the study of three-dimensional structures of macromolecules, particularly complex arrangements such as viruses, membrane proteins and protein complexes and ligands.

Coordination: Ana C. de M. Zeri
Tel.: +55 19 3518 2948
E-mail: ana.zeri@lnls.br

  • Mogno
  • X-ray Micro- and Nanotomography
  • 22 | 39 | 67.5 keV
  • BM
  • Assembly

The Mogno beamline will be dedicated to obtaining three-dimensional images of different materials, in multiscale, in a fast, non-invasive way.

Coordination: Nathaly L. Archilha
Tel.: +55 19 3512 1281
E-mail: nathaly.archilha@lnls.br

  • Paineira
  • Powder X-ray Diffraction
  • 5 - 30 keV
  • ID
  • Assembly

PAINEIRA (Powder X-ray Diffraction) will be a beamline optimized for the X-ray diffraction of polycrystalline materials in Debye-Scherrer geometry (capillary geometry or transmission mode). The beamline is aimed primarily at the structural characterization of materials in the powder form, such as ceramics, pharmaceuticals, minerals, catalysts, amongst others. The beamline will operate in high-throughput mode to rapidly characterize numerous samples. In addition, PAINEIRA will offer reaction cells and accessories for conducting experiments under in situ conditions as well as perform operando studies on functional materials and devices for energy storage and catalysis, for example.

Coordination: Cristiane B. Rodella
Tel.: +55 19 3512 1040
E-mail: cristiane.rodella@lnls.br

  • Quati
  • X-ray Spectroscopy with Temporal Resolution
  • 4.5 - 35 keV
  • BM
  • Development

The QUATI (Quick X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy for Time and space resolved experiments) beamline will be dedicated to high-quality X-ray absorption spectroscopy experiments, with temporal and spatial resolution on a millisecond scale and in situ conditions.

Coordination: Santiago J. A. Figueroa
Tel.: +55 19 3517 5063
E-mail: santiago.figueroa@lnls.br

  • Sabiá
  • Soft X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy and Imaging
  • 100 - 2000 eV
  • ID
  • Assembly

The SABIÁ (Soft X-ray ABsorption spectroscopy and ImAging) beam line operates in the soft X-rays region using undulators to provide polarization control and plane gratings for monochromatization. The main techniques available are X-rays absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM).

Coordination: Julio C. Cezar
Tel.: +55 19 3512 1292
E-mail: julio.cezar@lnls.br

  • Sapê
  • Angle-Resolved PhotoEmission Spectroscopy
  • 8 - 70 eV
  • BM
  • Development

The SAPÊ (Angle-resolved PhotoEmision) beamline is dedicated to Angle-Resolved PhotoEmission Spectroscopy (ARPES) experiments. It is designed to operate within the VUV (Vacuum Ultraviolet) range with photon energies between 8 eV e 70 eV, reaching high resolution in photoelectron energy and momentum, with beam size of 20×20 μm2 and photon flux up to 6×1011 photons per second.

Coordination: Wendell S. E. Silva
Tel.: +55 19 3512 1042
E-mail: wendell.silva@lnls.br

  • Sapucaia
  • Small Angle X-ray Scattering
  • 6 - 17 keV
  • ID
  • Development

SAPUCAIA is a beamline dedicated to small-angle X-ray scattering for solid, liquid and gel-like samples. This technique allows to comprehend fundamental biological mechanisms through the determination of complex structures of proteins without the need for their crystallization. Moreover, this technique also is capable to give information of many different nanometric structures and agglomerates.

Coordination: Leandro R. S. Barbosa
Tel.:
E-mail: leandro.barbosa@lnls.br

  • SUPPORT LABORATORIES
  • STATUS
  • Chemistry Laboratory (LQ)
  • Commissioning

In the Chemistry Laboratory, internal and external users will find at their disposal suitable supplies and infrastructure for handling chemical reagents and/or samples, and some sample characterization techniques.

Coordination: Simone B. Betim
Tel.: +55 19 3512 1184
E-mail: simone.betim@lnls.br

  • Extreme Thermodynamic Conditions Laboratory (LCTE)
  • Commissioning

The Extreme Thermodynamic Conditions Laboratory (LCTE) is dedicated to the development of scientific instrumentation and for supporting of experiments on Sirius beamlines, in which the sample environment mainly involves high pressure, magnetic field, and variations of temperature.

Coordination: Danusa do Carmo
Tel.: +55 19 3518 3524
E-mail: danusa.carmo@lnls.br

  • In situ growth laboratory (LCIS)
  • Commissioning

The in-situ growth laboratory offers to user tools at the state of the art for the growth of thin films and heterostructures for posterior studies with synchrotron radiation. The growth techniques available are based on physical vapor deposition on two modes: Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) and Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE).

Coordination: Pedro S. de N. Muniz
Tel.: +55 19 3512 1051
E-mail: pedro.schio@lnls.br

MULTI-USER EQUIPMENT FUNDED BY FAPESP (2018/19497-6) The establishment of this He3 11T superconducting magnet in the EMA beamline of the new Brazilian synchrotron light source, Sirius, fits in with the strategy of developing state-of-the-art experimental stations to study emerging phenomena in materials under extreme conditions of pressure, temperature and magnetic field, combining synchrotron techniques such […]

Coordination: Ricardo D. dos Reis
Tel.: +55 19 3512 3505
E-mail: ricardo.reis@lnls.br

MULTI-USER EQUIPMENT FUNDED BY FAPESP (2014/05480-3) This project fits in with the strategy of developing state-of-the-art experimental stations on the UVX synchrotron light source. In particular, the ability to study any type of material (magnetic, superconducting, geological, biological, etc.) under extreme pressure, magnetic field, and temperature conditions with versatile instrumentation will be crucial to broadly […]

Coordination: Ricardo D. dos Reis
Tel.: +55 19 3512 3505
E-mail: ricardo.reis@lnls.br

MULTIUSER EQUIPMENT (EMU) FUNDED BY FAPESP (2019/14017-9) Components of the illumination unit: 1.     Optical table for s-SNOM combining lasers and synchrotron 2.     Illumination units VIS-NIR (540-860 nm) for s-SNOM 3.     Illumination unit broadband mid-IR laser type DFG for nano-FTIR 3.1.  mid-IR MCT detectors 25 µm chip 3.2.  mid-IR MCT detectors 50 µm chip 3.3.  Mid-to-far IR broadband polarizers Scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy (s-SNOM) is a new modality of ultramicroscopy which allows for the analysis of infrared […]

Coordination: Raul de O. Freitas
Tel.: +55 19 3517 5060
E-mail: raul.freitas@lnls.br

MULTI-USER EQUIPMENT APPROVED BY FAPESP (2017/23050-4) Heterogeneous catalysts’ properties are dependent on dynamic changes of the catalyst surface: modifications at the atomic level induce changes of the chemical properties. They may change their structure depending on the local reaction conditions. That is why it is crucial to have a better comprehension of the structure-function relationships […]

Coordination: Santiago J. A. Figueroa
Tel.: +55 19 3517 5063
E-mail: santiago.figueroa@lnls.br