WP21: TA16 – Trans-national Access to SOLARIS
Provision of access to the following infrastructure(s): National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS, Jagiellonian University
Description of the infrastructure
National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS is the first Research Infrastructure of substantial size and potential constructed in the Eastern part of Europe. The heart of SOLARIS Synchrotron Radiation Centre is the storage ring. It is a replica of the 1.5 GeV storage ring built at MAX IV Laboratory in Lund, SWEDEN, which has 6nm rad emittance and 96 m circumference. The synchrotron, being a large-scale, multi-user and multidisciplinary facility, represents a much more efficient investment in research in comparison to distributed small or medium-scale equipment by providing state-of-the-art research opportunities for many groups.
|Name of the infrastructure (and
its installations, if applicable)
| National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS
|Location of the infrastructure||Kraków, POLAND|
|Services currently offered by the infrastructure||SOLARIS has presently two beamlines at its disposal but is designed to have over a dozen.
Modality of access & application procedure
|Modality of access||The SOLARIS infrastructure contains a 3rd generation storage ring based on the new approach for the synchrotron source11 with outstanding performance which will operate in decay mode. The design is based on the MAX IV Laboratory 1.5GeV storage ring with double bend achromat single structure (DBA)12.
Calls for proposal:
International users will also be invited to send their proposals by our new portal which is being developed. Pproposals can be submitted via the unified wayforlight.eu portal.
The two beamlines constructed will offer possibility in sample characterisation in the soft X-ray energy range. The 05ID section beamline with undulator source will cover energy range 5-100 eV and will be equipped with ARPES end station. The 04BM section beamline based on bending magnet radiation will focus on spectroscopy in 200-2,000 eV energy range. It comprises two end stations: PEEM microscope allowing for imaging with a spatial (lateral) resolution of a few dozen nanometres and XAS chamber. Each of the experimental station contains additional preparation chamber. For approved experiments the requested gas consumables and standard liquid cryo gases will be supplied. Each beamtime will be summarized by short report for SOLARIS use and the results are expected be published in international journals.
|Outreach to new users||SOLARIS began its promotion campaign already during the tests and commissioning of the machine. Since the moment of opening the building (which took place 1.5 years ago) we have hosted almost 3,000 visitors.
|Review procedure||Due to the procedure of selecting users SOLARIS guarantee that there will be equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of their origin. The selection will be based on the evaluation of scientific merit of the applications. If the request for beamtime will exceed the capacity of the infrastructure, priority will be given to new users and to users from countries without light source, if the proposals are equally ranked from the scientific point of view.|