General Information

The workshop is aimed to present synchrotron-based techniques that can be applied to Earth and Environmental Sciences. It will address strategic areas that are of relevance to the Brazilian and international scientific communities, which can benefit from the expertise of leading home and international researchers in the field.

The topics to be covered include:

  • Soil sciences;
  • Hidrology;
  • Atmospheric Sciences;
  • Biogeochemistry;
  • Mineralogy;
  • Paleobiology and Cultural Heritage.


The event is intended to attract current users of synchrotron techniques and newcomers who are developing research on the subject areas. The facilities of the LNLS will be presented, including relevant techniques, beamlines, experimental stations and sample environment. There will be ample room for discussion on the future facilities being developed for Sirius, the new Brazilian 3rd generation synchrotron light source.

Renowned specialists on the subject areas will deliver invited lectures. All participants, even non-synchrotron users, are welcome to showcase their research work, within the subject topics.

For this, we strongly encourage the participants to submit their work to be presented as poster or short communication during the event, even if it does not include synchrotron-based experiments.


Registrations closed on January 24th


Download the complete schedule here

Invited Speakers

International speakers

Donald Sparks
Abstract: Advances in the Use of Synchrotron-Based Techniques to Elucidate Biogeochemical Processes in Natural Systems

Enzo Lombi
Abstract: Synchrotron techniques for the study of nutrients and contaminants in plants: state of the art and artefacts

Loïc Bertrand
Abstract: Synchrotron imaging of ancient materials: from provenance to alteration


Brazilian speakers

Carlos Ernesto G. R. Schaefer

Cláudio Lenz Cesar
AbstractLaser spectroscopy of criogenic molecules and the proposal of a national initiative on the physico-chemistry of molecules of the greenhouse effect

Hélio Anderson Duarte
AbstractSurface Reactivity in Mining and Metallurgy – A combined Experimental/Theoretical Approach

Luiz Roberto Guimarães Guilherme
AbstractSynchrotron-based techniques in soil fertility, plant nutrition, and soil remediation studies in Brazil

Mirian Liza Forancelli Pacheco
Abstract: A window to the past: synchrotron radiation applied to the study of the Brazilian fossil record


Joel F. Brito
Abstract: Atmospheric chemistry and dynamics throughout the Amazon Region, measurements in pristine, deforested and urban environments


See below some options of accomodation near the event’s venue:


Hotel Barão do Café

Address: Estrada da Rhodia, Km 4, Distrito de Barão Geraldo, Campinas | SP

Telephone: + 55 (19) 3287-5245

E-mail for reservations:


Distance to the event’s venue: 3, 5 km


Sol Inn (Matiz) Barão Geraldo

Address: Av. Albino José Barbosa de Oliveira, 1700 – Barão Geraldo,  Campinas | SP

Telephone: + 55 (19) 3749-8500

E-mail for reservations:


Distance to the event’s venue: 4, 4 km


Hostel Chaplins

Address: R. Germano Casellato,  199 – Barão Geraldo,  Campinas | SP

Telephone: + 55 (19) 3325-0097

E-mail for reservations:


Distance to the event’s venue: 6, 1 km


If you are attending the Annual Users Meeting (RAU) of the LNLS see also the hotels nearby

How to get to LNLS/CNPEM

Shuttle Transfer

The LNLS/CNPEM will provide a shuttle transfer for the participants of the event on March 13th and 14th. The bus will stop at these locations: Largo do Pará, Cambuí, Rodoviária de Campinas (Campinas Bus Station), Barão Geraldo. See all options below:


LNLS by car

Coming from Sao Paulo, Campinas and Highway D. Pedro I:

Leave the highway D. Pedro I in exit 134. Stay on track and marginal. Follow the sign 134-HOLAMBRA exit to get the highway Campinas-Mogi Mirim (SP-340 – Rodovia Adhemar P. de Barros). Make the bounce on the board “High Tech Campus II of Campinas”. Follow the signs CNPEM.

Coming from Barão Geraldo

Follow the Rhodia´s Road. Turn right at the sign for Eudoxia Resort / Synchrotron Lab / Guara. Go straight for about two miles to find the sign for CNPEM in the right side of way.

* Information for GPS: S 22 º 48,277 ‘W 47 ° 03,178’

LNLS by bus

From Campinas to LNLS

Line 3.76– Estação Expedicionários

Schedule: 6:10 a.m. 7:50 a.m. 9:50 a.m. 11h30 13h10 16h30 18h10 20h10 21h50 14:50

From LNLS to Campinas Linha 3.79 – Ordinance Synchrotron (days):

7:00 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 10:40 12:20 14:00 15:40 17:20 19:00 21:00 22:40

From Terminal Central de Campinas to Terminal Barão Geraldo

Line 3.33

Schedules: 5:36 a.m. to 0h20, every 10 minutes.

From Barão Geraldo to the LNLS

Line 3.21.1


From Monday to friday

05:50 / 6:25 / 07:00 / 10:15 / 10:50 / 11:25 / 12:00 / 13:05 / 16:05 / 16:40 / 17:15 / 17:50 / 19:10

Saturday and Sunday

06:20 / 08:30 / 11:09 / 13:33 / 15:57 / 18:21

From LNLS to Barão Geraldo (Saída da Rua João Ludgero Ferreira)

From Monday to friday

06:25 / 07:35 / 10:50 / 11:25 / 12:00 / 12:35 / 13:40 / 16:40 / 17:15 / 17:50 / 18:25 / 19:45

Saturday and Sunday

06:55 / 09:05 / 11:44 / 14:08 / 16:32 / 18:56

From terminal Barão Geraldo to Unicamp

Line 3.29

Schedule: 5 am to 23.35 pm, every 30 and 40 minutes, from Monday to Sunday.

* To confirm schedules and routes, visit or

Transfer LNLS / Unicamp / LNLS

Schedule: From Monday to Friday

(Praça da Paz)
Terminal de ônibus de Barão Geraldo LNLS Moradia
Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
  10:05     10:20 12:30  
12:45 12:50


    13:05 13:40  
13:50 13:55     14:05 15:15  
15:40   15:30        
18:40 18:45 19:00 19:15 19:30 20:40  
    20:54 20:55     21:20

Saturday and Holidays

(Praça da Paz)
Terminal de ônibus de Barão Geraldo LNLS
Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure
    08:58 09:03 09:18 13:00
    13:15 13:20 13:40 16:00

Other information:

From Sao Paulo to Unicamp

Check the schedule offered by companies UseFretado (line 4364-08) and Critical Mass Line USP.

Transfer from the airports of Congonhas and Guarulhos International Viracopos to Campinas

Check out the services offered by Caprioli.

Useful Address:

Campinas Bus Station: Rua Dr. Pereira Lima, s / n – Vila Industrial. Phone: +55 (19) 3731.2930

Barão Geraldo Bus Station: Rua Luiz Vicentin Street, s / n º – Barão Geraldo. Phone: +55 (19) 3731.2639

Campinas Central Bus Station: Rua Canon Scipio, s / n º – Centro. Phone: +55 (19) 3231.4748


Registration is open until January 24th, 2014.

Registration procedure

To apply for the Applications of Synchrotron Radiation for Environmental and Earth Sciences it is necessary to send an email for attaching the following documents:

  • CV (preferably in Lattes platform);
  • Motivation Letter – one page only (Download the template here);
  • Registration form – fully completed (Inside the registration form, it will be requested information about works to be presented)*.

Download here the Registration form

* All the works have to be in English, and posters should have the format of 1,00 x 1,20 m


Grants for this satellite event: Those interested in any kind of finantial support (transportation and/or accommodation) should clearly state that the grant is being requested. This should be done at the moment of registration (above) until October 20th, 2013.