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In Quest for Synchrotron, Brazil Tests Homespun Ingenuity a Second Time

Science  26 Apr 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6131, pp. 419
DOI: 10.1126/science.340.6131.419

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Early next month, scientists at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory will break ground on Sirius, a synchrotron x-ray source whose energy and brightness will rival those of the best machines in the world. The $330 million initiative is the latest sign that Brazil is taking the lead in Latin American science.