Technical and Scientific Teams
The project for the synchrotron light source and its beamlines is carried out by the LNLS staff. These professionals (technicians, engineers, researchers, etc.) are organized into groups that reflect the different technical skills required by the project, such as Accelerator Physics, Vacuum, RF, Magnets, Instrumentation Beamlines, Radiological Protection, Special Facilities, Mechanical Projects and others.
It is important to note that, due to the specificity and complexity of the project, the technical expertise of the staff is a crucial item for the success of the venture. This success is guaranteed by the presence of staff with years of experience in the LNLS, many of whom participated in the construction of Brazil’s first synchrotron light source, opened in 1997.
The development of Sirius’ different components demand detailed theoretical studies and numerical simulations, which define requirements for the engineering design of thousands of components and systems, like magnets, supplies, RF system and many others.
During this process, there is the interaction between the technical teams responsible for the design of the various subsystems – vacuum, magnets, diagnosis, control, injection, alignment, etc. – in search for solutions to meet the strict parameters of manufacturing and operation.
This is a long cycle of design, prototyping and adjustments involving the accelerator physics and engineering groups. At the same time, projects for the beamlines and construction works are developed and all these projects need to be interrelated.