Recurrent Workshops

The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) regularly organizes schools and workshops aiming to popularize synchrotron techniques and to train users, new and regular, in obtaining, processing and analyzing experimental data.


The AgroEnviro Workshop – Applications of Synchrotron Radiation for Foundational Science in Agricultural and Environmental Research – aims to motivate Brazilian scientists to utilize the highly advanced 4th generation synchrotron light source, Sirius, to address fundamental science questions for solving agricultural and environmental problems of concern in Brazil.

The workshop brings presentations from invited Brazilian and international speakers which cover topics related to management of nutrients, water, heavy metals, and organic pollutants in soils and natural environments. Additionally, CNPEM researchers highlight the unique capabilities of the Sirius beamlines to provide Brazilian scientists with state-of-the-art tools for solving agricultural and environmental problems.


The Carnaúba Workshop – Sirius Workshop on X-ray Nanospectroscopy, Nanodiffraction and Nanoimaging – brings together the LNLS community and experts working in the field of X-ray spectroscopy, diffraction and imaging at leading facilities around the world to present and discuss the new scientific opportunities offered by X-ray nanoprobes with scanning energy capabilities.

The workshop consists of plenaries and contributed talks with the participation of international and local experts. It is a multidisciplinary workshop, covering a vast range of applications such as: biology, medicine and toxicology; environment, geophysics and geochemistry; plant and soil science; paleontology and cultural heritage; energy and functional materials; semiconductor, photonic and magnetic materials.


The Cateretê Workshop – International User Workshop On Coherent X-Ray Imaging and Small Angle X-Ray Scattering – aims to present and discuss the new scientific perspectives offered at the CATERETE beamline, under construction at 4th generation synchrotron light source, Sirius, dedicated to coherent and time-resolved scattering experiments. CATERETE will provide cutting edge research tools that are non-existent today in Brazil, such as 3D imaging with 10’s nanometer resolution, X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (XPCS) to study dynamics and ultra-small-angle X-ray scattering.

The workshop consists of plenaries and talks with participation of international experts and all participants are invited to propose contributions for talks or posters. It is a great opportunity to interact with experts, discover the new scientific tools offered to the scientific community.