Laboratório Nacional
de Luz Síncrotron





Leader: Santiago J. A. Figueroa
Telephone: +55 19 3517 5063

Beamline Email:
Beamline Telephone: +55 19 3512 1246

The XAFS2 Beamline Group is responsible for managing and operating the XAFS2 Beamline dedicated to X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy in the current UVX synchrotron light source of the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS).

The team of researchers and technicians are responsible for assembling the instrumentation necessary for performing the experiments. They are responsible for advising users in the operation of the equipment, collection and processing of the data obtained in the XAFS2 beamline.


The XAFS2 beamline is an experimental station dedicated to X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy in the hard x-rays energy range (3.5 to 17.0 keV). It focus on the study of the atomic-level structure as well as in the electronic and magnetic properties of matter, with applications in a wide range of scientific fields, such as atomic and molecular physics, chemistry, biology, environmental and geosciences and cultural heritage. Experimental techniques available include Fluorescence Spectroscopy, X-ray Excited Optical Luminescence, X-ray Reflectivity and Combined X-ray Absorption Fine Structure and X-Ray Diffraction.



Name Position TelephoneEmailCV
Santiago Jose Alejandro FigueroaResearcher, Leader+55 19 3517
Junior Cintra MauricioScientific Associate
Marta Venancia Franca RodriguesMaster Student