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Third SOLARIS call for proposals open

Third SOLARIS call for proposals open

The SOLARIS synchrotron call for proposals was opened on March 1.

For the moment, three end-stations are available at the SOLARIS synchrotron: PEEM (photoelectron microscopy), XAS (X-ray absorption spectroscopy) and UARPES (angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy). Scientists can carry out research in the fields of physics, materials science chemistry and new electronic materials.

The beamtime will be granted to scientists on a competition basis from October 2019 to February 2020.

The proposals will be evaluated by the international commission. We strongly recommend discussing the feasibility of planned experiments with the responsible beamline scientist prior to the submission of a proposal, in particular, if you are a new user. Access to SOLARIS is free of charge for all non-proprietary research. User groups from outside Poland may apply for a reimbursement of travel costs (thanks to CALIPSOPlus project).

After the first call for proposals, 26 experiments were carried out, while the second call the SOLARIS Center received 24 applications. The majority of them were submitted by scientists affiliated in 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. The first scientific article with the results of measurements carried out in SOLARIS was already published in a prestigious Nature Research journal "Scientific Reports".

The closest deadline for submitting applications is April 1, 2019.

More information about applying for beamtime is here.

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