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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
In Search of Fingerprints for Atmospheric Pollution

Research determines markers to identify those responsible for the emission of iron-rich particles in cities

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SCIENCE
Porous Nanostructures Inspired in Biological Systems

Research investigates reproducing the morphology of complex biological systems in the nanoscale for technological purposes

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SCIENCE
Nano-opto-electronics with Soapstone

Research shows potential of combining mineral with graphene for the design of new devices

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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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NEWS
Another award for LNLS member at international conference

Work is related to the detectors for new Brazilian synchrotron light source, Sirius

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OPPORTUNITIES
Open position for the Optics Group

LNLS has an open position for the Optics Group, which provides expert support in optical design of synchrotron beamlines and metrology of X-ray optics for beamlines of the new Brazilian synchrotron light source, Sirius.

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