The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) is responsible for operating the only synchrotron light source in Latin America, which allows the execution of experiments in several microscopic techniques for the analysis of matter using infrared and ultraviolet radiation and X-rays.
With open facilities, LNLS benefits academic and industrial researchers, both Brazilian and foreign. The laboratory also develops partnerships with the national industry in research, development and innovation in energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and others.
LNLS is currently building Sirius, a fourth generation synchrotron light source, planned to be one of the most advanced in the world. Sirius will be the largest and most complex scientific infrastructure ever built in the country.