Leader: James Rezende Piton

Number: +55 19 3512 1228

E-mail: james@lnls.br

The Beamline Software Group (SOL) function is to structure and offer software services necessary for supporting the infrastructure, beamlines and laboratories of the Scientific Division of the Brazilian Synchrotron light Laboratory.

The great variety of equipment in the beamline require the movement of mechanical parts – in a soft, precise, repeatable and synchronized manner – controlled by many devices. The SOL group is responsible for providing the software necessary for integrating all those devices for the total control of the beamline.

Among its services, the group offers support in software for the integration of new equipment, both design and acquired, for the diagnose systems of the beamlines, for the interlocking systems and for the maintenance and improvement to the accelerator control of LNLS.


Name Position
Allan Serra Braga BugyiScientific Associate
Dawood Awny Dawood AlnajjarSpecialist
Douglas Henrique Caetano de AraújoScientific Associate
George Nicolas KontogiorgosScientific Associate
Gustavo Henrique Ornaghi AranhaScientific Associate
James Rezende PitonLeader Specialist, Leader
Lais Pessine do CarmoScientific Associate
Luciano Carneiro GuedesScientific Associate
Marcelo Alexandre Leite de MoraesScientific Associate
Pedro Junji HirasawaScientific Associate


  • Development of the EPICS plugin for the internacional collaboration project MxCube, a tool for control and operation of synchrotron beamlines for macromolecular crystallography.
  • Development of faster data collection at the beamlines, with signals acquired in a time-paced way during the continuous displacement of mechanical devices (continuous scan or fly-scan).
  • Remote data visualization and processing in a GPU cluster for the LNLS X-Ray Microtomography Beamline (IMX)
  • Partnership for a PADEX service (Express High-Performance Data Processing) between LNCC (the Brazilian Computer Science Laboratory), RNP and LNLS, allowing the use of Santos-Dumont supercomputer by scientific applications developped at LNLS.