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.
On the 25th of October, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education handed over to SOLARIS the official decision to establish a National Cryo-EM Centre at a Polish partner facility, granting the requested financial support.
On 1 October 2018, the second SOLARIS synchrotron call for proposals was finished.
On October 2, 2018, scientists from Poland and abroad start regular research at the SOLARIS Center. The SOLARIS synchrotron provides scientists with unique research possibilities, previously unavailable in Central Europe. It took over thirty years to collect necessary funds and built the Polish synchrotron. This is the reason why the first user in SOLARIS is a breakthrough moment for Polish science.
The first diagnostic line was installed and activated in the SOLARIS synchrotron storage ring.