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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
Identification of a new genetic mutation associated with intellectual disability

Study contributes to the understanding of mechanisms involved in neurodevelopmental disorders

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SCIENCE
New fertilizer for controlled release of nutrients

Research investigates material based on poly(butylene succinate), urea and clay

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SCIENCE
A novel approach to protein crystallization

Research investigates method for the production of protein crystals, based on thin films organized by an external electric field

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OPPORTUNITIES
OPPORTUNITY FOR BEAMLINE RESEARCHER

The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) has an immediate permanent position for a scientist with a background in X-ray micro and nano tomography (XCT)

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NEWS
Special call for proposals for the LNLS beamlines

Submissions are open from December 10th, 2018, to May 10th, 2019. This call is intended only for complementing proposals evaluated and executed over the last two years.

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NEWS
Ceremony marks the first stage of the Sirius project

New Synchrotron Light Source is the largest and most complex research structure ever buit in Brazil

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