News | August 26th, 2021
Registrations are open for the 31st edition of LNLS Annual Users´ Meeting (RAU)

Applications with abstract submissions are until September 20, 2021.

Registrations with abstract submissions are open for the 31st edition of LNLS Annual Users Meeting (RAU)! Promoted fully online by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), located at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), the 31st RAU will be held from November 8 to 11, 2021.

Participants interested to submit an abstract must register by September 20, 2021.

The online meeting aims to gather around 500 researchers who use LNLS scientific instrumentation to perform cutting edge experiments in areas such as Materials Science, Health and Pharmacology, Environmental Science Energy, Biotechnology, X-ray Imaging, Oil and Gas, Chemistry, and others.

RAU is an important forum for discussion, evaluation, and presentation of proposals for the improvement of the research projects to be performed at the new Brazilian synchrotron light source, Sirius, one of the most advanced synchrotron machines in the world.


In 2021, the LNLS Users Group (LNLSUG) will organize for the first time the LNLSUG PhD Thesis Award, to recognize outstanding research work using LNLS facilities.

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