Laboratório Nacional
de Luz Síncrotron




The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) is responsible for operating the only synchrotron light source in Latin America, which allows the execution of experiments in several microscopic techniques for the analysis of matter using infrared and ultraviolet radiation and X-rays.


With open facilities, LNLS receives annually about 1,200 Brazilian and foreign researchers, committed to more than 400 studies that result in around 200 papers published in scientific journals. In addition to giving assistance to users, the internal team is engaged in research and development programs in collaboration with external researchers and users.


LNLS also organizes and promotes events such as training courses, schools, seminars, workshops and other educational activities for the training of skilled personnel in the unique areas and subjects of competence of the Laboratory.