UVX is a second-generation 1.37 GeV storage ring, open since 1997. It currently has 15 beamlines open for users, covering several experimental techniques using Infrared, UV radiation and X-rays. UVX is the only synchrotron light source in Latin America.
Over the last few years, UVX has delivered around 3700 hours of synchrotron beam per year and its reliability has been about 97.5%, which is on par with competitive light sources. Every year, LNLS facilities benefit around 1000 Brazilian and foreign researchers, resulting in approximately 200 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. The Laboratory also fosters partnerships with Brazilian industry in research, development, and innovation.
UVX is operated by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), which is part of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), a non-profit private research and development institution under the supervision of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC).
- UVX was opened for users in 1997 and was the first Synchrotron Light Source in the Southern Hemisphere.
- UVX will be succeeded by the new Brazilian synchrotron light source Sirius, to be opened for users in 2019.
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Brazil, Campinas (SP)
Energy: 1,37 GeV
Current: 250 mA
Operational Beamlines: 15
Horizontal emittance: 100 nm rad
Vertical emittance: 0.65 nm rad