The Pohang Light Source (PLS), the only third-generation light source in Korea and the fifth one in the world, has been playing its role faithfully as the heart of Korean high-tech science since September 1995.
The PLS is the national user facility, owned by the Korean Government and operated by Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (PAL) and POSTECH. PAL has been conducted an upgrade project on the PLS since 2009, and it has been providing as the PLS-II in 2012. There is also a FEL facility in Pohang called PAL-XFEL.
- The PLS has begun initial service with 2 beamlines in 1995 and has been attracting thousands of users from home and abroad since then.
- To meet ever-increasing user demands, the PLS upgrade project (PLS-II) has been officially launched with a project span of three years from 2009 to 2011.
Latest News From Pohang Light Source-II
Energy: 3 GeV
Current: 300~400 mA
Number of Beamlines: 35
Horizontal emittance: 5.8 nm rad
Vertical emittance: 0.058 nm rad
Three calls per year will be issued and user can submit an application through the website. More information can be found here.