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The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) is responsible for the operation of the only synchrotron light source in Latin America, which allows the execution of experiments in various techniques of microscopic analysis of the matter using infrared, ultraviolet and X-ray radiation. news from LNLS. Check out the recent news from LNLS.

November 25th, 2019

This is one of the most important stages of the largest scientific project in Brazil

The Sirius project has just completed one of its most important steps: the first electron loop around its main particle accelerator, called the Storage Ring. In this large structure, 518 meters in circumference, the electrons accelerated to very high energies produce synchrotron light: a very bright light used in scientific experiments that could revolutionize knowledge in health, energy, materials and more.

November 4th, 2019

The new Brazilian fourth generation synchrotron light source will be open for researchers next year

On October 16th, another important stage was achieved in the installation of the largest and most complex project in Brazilian science. Electrons in Sirius’ booster reached the extraction energy of 3 GeV (Giga-electronvolts). Upon reaching this energy in the Booster, electrons are transferred to the main accelerator, called the storage ring. This accelerator is currently assembled, and the next challenge is to get electrons to make a complete loop around it.

July 17th, 2019

Registrations for the 29th Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU) and the 6 satellite events are now open from July 15th to September 30th

The 29th RAU will be held from November 5th to 7th, 2019 at the campus of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), in Campinas, SP. The abstracts submission are still open and we are recieving your contribuition until August 4th. Attention: Registration and abstract submission are in different platforms. Submitting an abstract does not validate as registration.

July 10th, 2019

The first CARNAÚBA Workshop ‘’Sirius Workshop on X-ray Nanospectroscopy, Nanodiffraction and Nanoimaging’’ will be held on October 8th and 9th, 2019

The first CARNAÚBA Workshop will bring together the LNLS community – external users, staff scientists and engineers – and experts working in the field of X-ray spectroscopy, diffraction and imaging at leading facilities around the world to present and discuss the new scientific opportunities offered by X-ray nanoprobes with scanning energy capabilities.

July 10th, 2019

The event registered a record of public, gathering around 16 thousand people in the campus

On June 29, 2019, the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) held the fourth edition of its open day called "Ciência Aberta" (Open Science). Students, families and children of all ages participated in guided visits through the National Laboratories, hands-on activities, informal lectures by researchers, among other attractions. This year, the new Brazilian synchrotron light source, Sirius, was open for public visitation, which included booths and exhibitions covering several aspects of such complex machine, from design to scientific applications.

March 28th, 2019

The first edition of ‘’Groundwater Remediation using Nano/biotechnology with focus on the Contaminated Resources in Brazil’’ (GRUN) will be held on June, 24th and 25th

The workshop on Groundwater Remediation using Nano/biotechnology with focus on the Contaminated Resources in Brazil (GRUN) is jointly organized by Teesside University (UK) and the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS/CNPEM). This event will be held from June 24th and 25th, 2019, at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), in Campinas, SP.

March 19th, 2019

New Brazilian synchrotron light source will allow unprecedented experiments benefitting many fields

In the early evening of March 8th, when the campus of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) was mostly silent, shouts of celebration echoed through the corridors of the Sirius building, the new Brazilian synchrotron light source. Inside, the team responsible for the installation of the particle accelerators reached another milestone: the first loop around the second among its three accelerators: the booster. It is a finely tuned equipment, along which the electrons must travel with micrometric precision.

March 18th, 2019

The 10th Workshop on Infrared Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Accelerator Based Sources will be held September 23rd-27th

The international event WIRMS 2019, promoted by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) located at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), will highlight the latest advances in experimental techniques in the infrared range in synchrotron light sources and free electrons lasers. In addition, the meeting will bring together about 100 experts in the field, including users and researchers.

February 20th, 2019

PRESSYNC is taking place between July 31st and August 2nd, 2019

Registrations are open for the workshop Synchrotron Techniques Under High Pressure (PRESSYNC). PRESSYNC is taking place between July 31st and August 2nd, 2019, in the campus of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM). PRESSYNC is a satellite workshop to the 27th International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology (AIRAPT27).

December 11th, 2018

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.

A special call for Proposals is open for the LNLS beamlines listed below. This call concerns the beamtime available during the first semester of 2019, from January 29th to July 31st.

This special call for proposals is intended to supply beamtime for the users during the transition period from the UVX to the Sirius synchrotron light sources.