Inprentus Contracted to Provide Brazil’s Synchrotron Light Laboratory with an Ultra-High Precision Diffraction Grating for Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering Experiments

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The custom designed and manufactured blazed diffraction grating provided by Inprentus will enable the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) to further its capabilities in the research fields of materials science and electronic structure.

Example of Inprentus Blazed Diffraction Grating

Gaining Brazil’s LNLS as a customer was an important milestone for Inprentus,” noted Ron van Os, Inprentus’ CEO. “With this opportunity, Inprentus is now providing diffraction gratings to customers on four continents, as it continues to grow its customer base.

The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, (Laboratório Nacional de Luz Síncrotron, LNLS) has chosen Inprentus to provide a diffraction grating for one of its phase-1 beamlines for the new 4th generation synchrotron Sirius, currently undergoing commissioning. Inprentus was chosen based on its unique capabilities to manufacture curved surface diffraction gratings with high line densities and high resolving power. These specifications will enable beamline scientists to develop experiments at the LNLS to delve deeper into the properties of materials and better understand their interactions.

The Ipê (Inelastic and Photo-Electron Spectroscopy) beamline at the LNLS uses X-rays to probe the structure of the lowest energy electrons of atoms, which are responsible for most of the macroscopic properties of materials such as magnetism, conductivity, light absorption & emission, and reactivity. The diffraction grating provided by Inprentus will be part of a high-resolution spectrometer used in the beamline to perform Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS) experiments. The RIXS spectrometer measures the energy-distribution of X-rays scattered by these “active” electrons, which are responsible for the material properties being studied. This novel experimental tool helps scientists at LNLS unravel the principles governing the operation of materials in modern devices such as solid-state hard drives & RAM chips, advanced batteries, liquid crystal displays, and other electronic devices.

“Gaining Brazil’s LNLS as a customer was an important milestone for Inprentus,” noted Ron van Os, Inprentus’ CEO. “With this opportunity, Inprentus is now providing diffraction gratings to customers on four continents, as it continues to grow its customer base.”

The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) is responsible for the operation of the only synchrotron light source in Latin America. LNLS hosts academic and industrial researchers from many countries and is an important open-use research institution for the region. LNLS is commissioning Sirius, a new 4th generation light source.

Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS)

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Inprentus designs, manufactures, and sells X-ray and EUV diffraction gratings for synchrotron radiation facilities. These state-of-the-art gratings are used for a variety of scientific and commercial applications by many Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, and government laboratories around the world. Inprentus was founded in June 2012 to commercialize an innovative, nano-scale lithography technology using mechanical deformation of metallic surfaces.

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