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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.

LNLS 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 below:

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 DIVISION

The Engineering Division is responsible for coordinating the LNLS groups in 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.

ACCELERATOR DIVISION

The Accelerators Division is responsible for the operation of the current synchrotron light source UVX. The groups are also responsible for establishing the design specifications of components for the accelerators of the new synchrotron light source, as well as the diagnostic, acceleration and injection systems of new light source.