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Vacuum pumps for Sirius, the new Brazilian synchrotron light source

25 February 2021 | News
by Ian Michael

Sirius is the new Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source. Designed to be one of the first fourth-generation synchrotron light sources in the World, it will be the most complex scientific infrastructure ever built in Brazil. The new lab is in the city of Campinas, State of São Paulo, inside The Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM).

Pfeiffer Vacuum has supplied several ACP multi-stage Roots pumps, HiPace turbomolecular pumps, helium leak detectors and customised vacuum chambers for the facility. One of the key points of a high-end particle accelerator is the vacuum, and vacuum pumps are essential to ensure a clean ultra-high vacuum and to maintain it for the long term. The first research station to start operating at Sirius is the beamline called Manacá, dedicated to protein crystallography.

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