The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, LNLS, is a national multi-user facility that operates a 2nd generation, 1.37 GeV synchrotron source with 17 beamlines dedicated to several structural and spectroscopic characterization techniques, like X-ray diffraction, small-angle scattering, protein crystallography, absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy and UV spectroscopy and x-ray tomography. These beamlines are used by a large academic and industrial community on the development of new synthetic and biological materials. In 2012 the construction of a new, 3 GeV low emittance source, Sirius, has began and the first phase of this project will contemplate 13 beamlines. These facilities will provide experimental techniques that explore the full brilliance of this 3rd generation machine, like micro and nano-focusing diffraction and spectroscopy, coherent scattering and imaging, hard x-ray imaging and diffraction and time resolved experiments.
In this talk I will present some scientific and instrumental highlights of LNLS and the latest development of the Sirius project.
Professor Stefan Kycia