Technology

Sirius Sincrotron Light Source

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Client: Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (CNPEM)

Services: Project Management

Project Value: $198,000,000

Hill is providing engineering and design management services for the Sirius Sincrotron Light Source. The Sincrotron name is derived from "synchrotron," which is a source of brilliant light that scientists use to gather information about the structural and chemical properties of materials at the molecular level. A synchrotron produces the light by using powerful electro-magnets and radio frequency waves to accelerate electrons to nearly the speed of light in a storage ring.