Jagiellonian University, AGH University of Science and Technology and Polish Academy of Sciences jointly revolutionize modern electronics

Representatives of four scientific centres in Kraków signed a cooperation agreement at the SOLARIS Centre. The agreement will result in making available the soft X-ray beamline for microscopic and spectroscopic measurements at SOLARIS. The research that will be carried out thanks to the beamline may revolutionize the systems used in modern electronics and in many fields of technology.

The agreement was signed on March 2, 2016 by representatives of the Jagiellonian University, the Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science of the AGH University of Science and Technology, the Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology and the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Scientists from these centres will not only finish the beamline commissioning. They will also take care of the proper functioning of the facility and seek funds for its development and implementation of appropriate research and development programs.

It is extremely important and unique that Kraków specialists will not limit themselves to conducting their own research. They will also assist and participate in experiments prepared by researchers from other centers. The SOLARIS synchrotron will serve the entire scientific community in the country and abroad. This type of research infrastructure has not yet existed in Poland. As emphasized by prof. dr hab. Stanisław Kistryn, Vice-Rector for Research and Structural Funds at the Jagiellonian University, the SOLARIS Centre will be a user laboratory. The cooperation initiated by the authorities of universities and research centers will soon reach the level of scientists. And then a new era will open, both for SOLARIS and for the entire Polish science.

The soft X-ray beamline for microscopic and spectroscopic measurements uses high-energy photons. It will serve scientists in the fields of physics, chemistry, materials engineering, nanotechnology, biology and geology. Research with the use of a photoelectron microscope and a tuned radiation source allowed for the imaging of magnetic nanostructures. This, in turn, made it possible to understand the mechanisms responsible for their properties. The operation of magnetic systems used in modern spin electronics has also been improved. 


Published Date: 03.03.2016
Published by: Agata Chrześcijanek