Summary of the second SOLARIS call for proposals
On 1 October 2018, the second SOLARIS synchrotron call for proposals was finished.
Scientists from Poland and abroad could apply for beam time at the PEEM (a photoemission electron microscope), XAS (an X-ray absorption spectroscopy) and UARPES (an angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy) end stations. In total, the SOLARIS Center received 24 applications. The majority of them were submitted by scientists affiliated with Polish universities and research institutions: the AGH University of Science and Technology, the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry PAS, the Institute of Physics PAS, the Jagiellonian University, the University of Silesia, the University of Rzeszów, the University of Warsaw, and the University of Wrocław. Five international applications came from Spain, Italy, Estonia, Slovakia, and Austria.
XAS end station received 11 applications, PEEM - 9, and UARPES - 4.
The applications submitted to the SOLARIS Centre will be evaluated technically (whether experiments can be carried out using the available infrastructure). They will also undergo sample safety evaluation. The decisive factor will be, however, substantive assessment, including such criteria as the level of innovation in planned research, precise scientific hypotheses, clearly defined methodology, convincing grounds for using synchrotron radiation, applicants' scientific achievements. The substantive assessment will be carried out by the international commission.
Accepted experiments will be carried out between March and July 2019. The next deadline for submitting proposals is 1 April 2019.