UVX is a second-generation synchrotron light source designed and built in Brazil. Inaugurated in 1997, it was the first synchrotron light source in the Southern Hemisphere. With open facilities, it benefited more than a thousand Brazilian and foreign researchers every year.

  LNLS’ synchrotron light source UVX has ended its operation for user research activities on August 2nd, 2019.

UVX Synchrotron Light Source

UVX's experimental stations, called beamlines, allowed the execution of several experiments in microscopic analysis techniques using infrared, ultraviolet radiation and X-rays.