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The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) is responsible for the operation of the only synchrotron light source in Latin America, which allows the execution of experiments in various techniques of microscopic analysis of the matter using infrared, ultraviolet and X-ray radiation. news from LNLS. Check out the recent news from LNLS.

September 4th, 2015

For the first time, prize goes to a Latin American researcher

Narcizo M. Souza-Neto, lead scientist at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), received the Dale Sayers Award, granted every three years by the International X-ray Absorption Society (IXAS), during the XVI International X-Rays Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) Conference in August, in Karlsruhe, Germany.

September 1st, 2015

FAPESP and FINEP are selecting proposals of companies interested in developing components for the new light source

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Funding Authority for Studies and Projects (FINEP) opened in the end of August a second call for proposals for public selection of companies based on São Paulo State that are interested in participating in the development of Sirius, the new Brazilian synchrotron light source.

July 14th, 2015

The course gathered 96 students and 21 researchers around advanced synchrotron light-based techniques and applications

From July 13th to 24th, 96 young researchers from 17 countries and 27 different nationalities were gathered at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), in Campinas (São Paulo, Brazil) in order to learn about synchrotron techniques in a comprehensive way.

July 1st, 2015

The magazine presented the main synchrotron light sources under construction at developing countries

Sirius, the new synchrotron light source being constructed by the LNLS, was highlighted in the editorial published on Nature Photonics. The magazine mentions that new synchrotron sources are being commissioned and built around the globe, with an emphasis on developing countries.

June 19th, 2015

Small and medium companies now can pay for the use of research stations with easy conditions

Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) has just become one of the accredited suppliers for the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and now is able to receive for services through BNDES card. It works as a credit card and allows that individual microentrepreneurs (MEIs) and also micro, small and medium companies (MPMEs) pay for the use of experimental stations (known as beamlines) with easy payment conditions.

December 1st, 2014

New photoelectron spectroscopy station is suitable for analysis of the electronic structure of materials

The PGM beamline for UV and soft X-ray spectroscopy has a new photoelectron spectroscopy end station, suitable for analysis of the electronic structure of materials. Researchers at the UVX light source have already used this new instrumentation, which will be transferred to the Sirius light source when it starts operation.

November 13th, 2014

Jessica Oliveira and Willian Takemitsu had their posters awarded during the AutoOrg Conference

Two PhD students from LNLS were awarded with ACS-Langmuir prize during the 2014 edition of AutoOrg Conference, which took place in São Pedro (SP) from November 5th to 7th. ACS-Langmuir awarded the top ten best posters of the conference, and the works done by Jessica Oliveira and Willian Takemitsu Shigeyosi were selected among the best ones. The works were supervised by the LNLS researcher Mateus Borba Cardoso.

October 7th, 2014

FAPESP and FINEP are selecting proposals of companies that are interested in developing components for the new light source

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Funding Authority for Studies and Projects (FINEP) opened in September a call for proposals for public selection of companies based on São Paulo State that are interested in participating in the development of Sirius, the Brazilian new synchrotron light source.

September 12th, 2011

Synchrotron radiation has become a powerful tool for studying unique ancient artifacts such as works of art and fossils.

Synchrotron radiation has become a powerful tool for studying unique ancient artifacts such as works of art and fossils. In the last decade, the structures of these historical materials have been revealed on a micro and nanometric scale, helping a variety of areas to understand the past and to learn how to preserve these relics.

July 15th, 2011

An interview with Jean René Regnard, one of the creators of the Higher European Research Course for Users of Large Experimental Systems

The Higher European Research Course for Users of Large Experimental Systems (Hercules), a training course for doctors and post-doctors in the field of synchrotron radiation, celebrates its 20th year with a Latin-American edition, the first outside of the European continent. The course is being conducted at the Brazilian Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (LNLS), in Campinas, between July 12 and 30, with the participation of 63 Brazilian and Latin-American researchers.