Laboratório Nacional
de Luz Síncrotron





Leader: Márcio Medeiros Soares
Telephone: +55 19 3518 2496

Beamline Email:
Beamline Telephone : +55 19 3512 1130

The XRD2 Beamline Group is responsible for managing and operating the XRD2 Beamline dedicated to X-ray Diffraction and Scattering in the current UVX synchrotron light source of the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS).

The team of researchers and technicians is responsible for assembling the instrumentation necessary for performing the experiments. They are responsible for advising users in the operation of the equipment, collection of data and processing of the data obtained in the XRD2 beamline. The research interests of the team include the study of magnetic thin-films, Langmuir monolayers, development of new synchrotron based techniques (particularly coherent diffraction imaging) and advanced mechanics for scientific instrumentation.


The XRD2 beamline an experimental station dedicated to X-ray Diffraction techniques in the hard x-rays range (3 to 17 keV). Several kinds of measurements can be carried out in this beamline, both in monocrystalline or policrystalline samples and thin films with Grazing-Incidence Diffraction (GID), Grazing-Incidence Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS) and in-plane diffraction. Applications include crystallographic characterization of monocrystals at low temperatures (2K-400K), microscopic magnetism, orbital ordering studies, and characterization of thin films, quantum dots and heterostructures.



Name Position TelephoneEmailCV
Marcio Medeiros SoaresResearcher, Leader+55 19 3512
Anderson BordinScientific Associate
Diego Felix DiasPhd Student
Itamar Tomio NeckelPost-Doc Fellow