Synchrotron SOLARIS

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SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre functions as a part of Jagiellonian University. The Centre has been opened since the 21st of September 2015 and it is the first synchrotron in Poland and the only one in East and Central Europe. The development of the third-generation light source based on the collaboration with the Swedish scientific labolatory MAX-Lab in Lund. In the result of this partnership, a 1.5 GeV storage ring of 96 meters design was finalized. The employment of the innovative technology made it possible to obtain a very low emittance electron beam circulating in the machine of a relatively small size.

The Centre has been opened for Users since 2018 and at the end of 2021, SOLARIS facilitates the four beamlines, operating in the range of radiation from UV to soft X-ray, providing various experimental techniques. At the PIRX beamline, the Users can exploit X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES region, X-ray absorption near edge structure) and magnetic dichroism. The main technique at the URANOS beamline is Angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES). The PHELIX beamline based on two methods, ARPES and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES). DEMETER beamline offers two end-stations: Scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) and Photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM). The main technique available at recently opened ASTRA beamline is X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAFS, X-ray absorption fine structure) dedicated to many scientific field, for example the historical artifacts, the elemental composition of paints as well as monoatomic catalyst investigations.

Next three new beamlines are under construction and they will be open in the next years. Two of them will use hard X-ray and one of them- infrared radiation in the wide range spectra. POLYX beamline will be destined to multimodal X-ray imaging. It will let researches obtain 2-D and 3-D information on morphological structure of objects, elemental composition, and crystallographic phases in investigated samples. SOLCRYS beamline will be located in the new experimental hall with an area of 2000 m2. It will offer X-ray diffraction and Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) techniques, and it will be especially useful in protein crystallography. Among them, there is a CIRI beamline, using infrared radiation, suitable to chemical analysis in microscale and investigation of intramolecular interactions. In total, the beamlines will be fitted with about twenty end-stations.

Latest News From SOLARIS

Poland, Krakow
Energy: 1,5 GeV
Current: 500 mA
Operational Beamlines: 2
Horizontal emittance: 6 nm rad
Vertical emittance: 60 picometres
Call for proposals
For Standard Access: Two calls per year are issued, the deadlines are 1st April and 1st October for each year.
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