In the Energy area, Sirius could contribute decisively to the development of intelligent materials, new catalysts and exploration technology for oil and natural gas.
The techniques available in the new Synchrotron Light Source will facilitate the understanding of the mechanical and transport properties of heterogeneous materials, such as those that typically hold oil and natural gas. It will also allow studies on various conditions of temperature and pressure, useful for the development of the exploration in deep waters.
Sirius will offer a set of tools that will see in detail the interactions between photons and electrons as well as chemical bonds between atoms. The combination of these tools is essential for the development of new materials, more effective and selective catalysts to chemicals of interest and new ways of storing electricity, as well as systems for solar cells, fuel cells and batteries.