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BRAZILIAN SYNCHROTRON LIGHT LABORATORY

The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) is responsible for operating the only synchrotron light source in Latin America. With open facilities, LNLS offers an extremely sophisticated infrastructure for academic and industrial researchers, both Brazilian and foreign.


SCIENCE DIVISION

The Science Division has the dual mission of providing users with a research infrastructure with the best possible performance and of developing internal scientific research exploring the limits of the available instruments. The division also manages the beamlines of the current synchrotron light source UVX and to develop new scientific fields and techniques through the development of beamlines for the new synchrotron light source Sirius.


    Engineering and Accelerator Divisions

    The Engineering and Accelerator Divisions are responsible for activities related to the construction of the new light source synchrotron Sirius, including civil works, infrastructure and accelerator components, with specifications defined in conjunction with the Science Division, as well as for the operation of the current synchrotron light source UVX.


      HISTORY

      The first synchrotron light source of Brazil and of the Southern Hemisphere begins to be designed in 1987 and is inaugurated 10 years later, in 1997. Learn more about the history of the LNLS.


      LEARN MORE

      The Synchrotron Light Source is a machine designed to produce synchrotron light for unveiling the structure of materials to understand its fundamental properties. Learn more about synchrotron light sources.