The innovative technique of cryo-electron microscopy has just come to the Solaris Center. The parts for the construction of a highest-class electron microscope have been delivered just before Christmas.
On 18 December 2018 a trilateral agreement was signed between the SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre, the University of Applied Sciences Hochschule Niederrhein, Germany, and the Synchrotron Light Research Institute in Thailand. The goal of the consortium established by the agreement is to design and produce components and software for a new beamline and its research end-station.
The international meeting of synchrotron light sources and free electron lasers specialists was hosted by the SOLARIS on 27 and 28 November 2018.
On Friday, November 9, 2018, the first, five-day synchrotron school co-organized by SOLARIS ended. The HERCULES school was co-organized in cooperation with the Université Grenoble Alpes and ESRF synchrotron, and financed by the European Union.
The PHELIX beamline construction continues. In October 2018 the light source for the beamline - an undulator - was installed in the storage ring. In November construction of the an optical hutch ended.