Sirius, the new Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source
- Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 80101
- Lecturer: Prof. José Roque
- Contact person: Olle Björneholm
The Center for Photon Science at Uppsala University welcomes you to a seminar by Prof. José Roque, director of the Brazilian National Laboratory for Synchrotron Radiation LNLS.
Sirius: The new Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source
The use of synchrotron radiation by a great variety of fields has increased steadily worldwide. This, to a large extent, is a result of the availability of the much brighter third-generation light sources, which opened up new experimental techniques. Brazil gave an important contribution to science in Latin America through the development of the necessary technology and the construction of the first synchrotron in the southern hemisphere, still the only one in Latin America. The Laboratório Nacional de Luz Síncrotron – LNLS, operates this installation as an open facility since 1997, benefiting today around 1200 researchers yearly. Despite all this success, the current Brazilian light source is a second-generation machine, with relatively low electron energy, high emittance and few straight sections for insertion devices. LNLS is currently engaged in the design and construction of a new, fourth-generation synchrotron light source, named Sirius. It is being planned to be a state of the art machine, providing tools for cutting edge research that are non existent today in Brazil and South America. In this talk an overview of the status of the construction of Sirius will be provided.