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SYNCHROTRON LIGHT?

Synchrotron light is a type of electromagnetic radiation of high flux and high brightness produced when charged particles that are accelerated close to the speed of light have their trajectory deflected by magnetic fields. The synchrotron radiation spans a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum from infrared radiation to ultraviolet radiation and X-rays.

Its broad spectrum allows researchers to use the wavelengths most suitable for their experiments. Its high flux allows faster experiments and its high brightness the analysis increasingly smaller details in materials. In addition, it also makes it possible to track the evolution of processes that occur in fractions of a second.

These characteristics make the synchrotron light sources extremely versatile equipment which allow the study of matter in its various forms and with applications in virtually all areas of the scientific and technological knowledge, such as in physics, chemistry, materials engineering, nanotechnology, biotechnology, pharmacology, medicine, geology and geophysics, agriculture, oceanography, petroleum and gas, paleontology and many more.

SCIENCE
Increasing Lactase stability for industrial applications

Encapsulation and addition of excipients were demonstrated to be promising

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SCIENCE
Electronic Effects on the Oxidation of Ethanol

Results are important for the production of fuel cells to direct ethanol

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SCIENCE
Crystal structure of Zika virus NS5 RNA-dependent RNA polymerase

Findings can open the way to broad-spectrum antiviral drugs against ZIKV

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NEWS
SIRIUS HAS MORE THAN 50% OF ITS CONSTRUCTION WORKS COMPLETED

The construction of accelerator floor, the most challenging phase of the building, was recently started

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EVENTS
Registration open for the 27th Annual Users Meeting

The event will take place, from November 22nd to 24th, 2017, at the CNPEM campus in Campinas, SP.

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NEWS
LNLS researcher receives award for best doctoral thesis

The prize is awarded to theses that have contributed significantly to the advancement of knowledge of nature and its properties.

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