Press Room


Dear Journalist,

Here you have access to information about the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS). News about the Laboratory can be found through the main menu above or by clicking here. Below, you will find a list of news articles published in the press as well as videos of news reports about the LNLS.

We also provide a gallery with examples of photos for use in publications. If you need any of these images in high resolution, please contact the Communications Department.

The LNLS Communications Department can also assist you with:

  • Recommendation of subjects for news stories;
  • Scheduling of interview with the laboratory professionals most qualified to meet your demand;
  • Supply of support material (documents and images), if necessary;
  • Scheduling of dates for filming or photography at the LNLS and CNPEM campus; among other demands.

Communications Department Contacts:

  • Ariane de Freitas Almeida | ariane.almeida@cnpem.br | +55 19 3518 2345
  • Luciana Noronha Cintra de Oliveira | luciana.noronha@cnpem.br | +55 19 3512 1107
  • Renan Picoreti Nakahara | renan.picoreti@cnpem.br | +55 19 3517 5062


If you wish to contact the LNLS’s comunications department or register to our press contacts, please fill out the form bellow:


    About LNLS

    The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), located in Campinas, at São Paulo state, operates the only synchrotron light source in Latin America, providing high brilliant light from infrared to X-rays for the analysis of organic and inorganic materials. Designed and built with Brazilian technology, LNLS was inaugurated in 1997 as an open facility to the scientific and industrial communities across the country and abroad.

    LNLS is currently engaged in the development and construction of Sirius, the next Brazilian synchrotron light source. It is planned to be a state of the art fourth generation machine, designed to be one of the most advanced in the world. Its ultra-low emittance and thus high brightness will open up new perspectives for research in many fields such as material science, structural biology, nanoscience, physics, earth and environmental science, cultural heritage, among many others. It is scheduled to start commissioning in 2018 and to be opened to users in 2019.

    About CNPEM

    The Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) is a non-profit private organization under supervision of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MCTI). Located in Campinas, São Paulo, the Center is comprised of four laboratories, worldwide references in their fields, which are open to the scientific and business communities. The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) operates the only synchrotron light source in Latin America and is currently assembling Sirius, the new Brazilian electron accelerator. The Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio) conducts research in the frontier of Biosciences, focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. The Brazilian Biorenewables National Laboratory (LNBR) is focused on biotechnological solutions for the sustainable development of advanced biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials, using biomass and the Brazilian biodiversity. Finally, the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano) conducts scientific research and technologic development into solutions based on nanotechnology. The four Laboratories also have their own research projects and participate in the transversal research agenda coordinated by CNPEM, which articulates scientific facilities and capabilities around strategic themes.