Sirius is one of the first fourth-generation Synchrotron Light Sources to be built in the world and will have the highest brightness among the light sources in the energy range that goes from soft x-rays to hard X-rays with energies up to 20 keV.
The choice and design of the first 13 Sirius beamlines were defined considering three general guidelines:
- Access to New Science: to make the most out of the high brightness of a fourth-generation Synchrotron Light Source to explore techniques such as coherent scattering, nanofocus and inelastic scattering spectroscopy;
- Improvement to Current Science: to provide access to enhanced versions of experimental techniques currently available through the high brightness and wide spectrum provided by the Source;
- Innovation in Strategic Areas: to provide high-tech tools to solve problems in strategic areas for the Country.
The project to build the first 13 beamlines intended for Sirius are in the technical development and prototyping phase. In late 2019, the first 5 beamlines will be delivered, and in the end of 2020, the remaining 8 beamlines will be made available to the users.
These thirteen beamlines will enable unprecedented studies to be made in Brazil, in practically all areas of knowledge, whether of academic or industrial interest.