The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), located in Campinas, at São Paulo state, operates the only synchrotron light source in Latin America, providing high brilliant light from infrared to X-rays for the analysis of organic and inorganic materials.

It was the pioneer on developing new techniques and methodologies for many research areas, and also on forming new research communities. Recently, Astrobiology was incorporated to the LNLS research fields, as integral part of the larger area of Environmental and Earth Sciences.

LNLS is part of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), a primary research center in Brazil, open to the scientific and industrial communities across the country and abroad.


The city of Campinas can be reached from Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport in approximately 1 – 1.5 hours by bus or car.

How to get to CNPEM

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CNPEM – Brazilian National Center of Research in Energy and Materials – Rua Giuseppe Máximo Scolfaro, 10000, Pólo II de Alta Tecnologia de Campinas, Campinas – SP – Brazil – Phone: +55 19 3512-1010