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Contact for industry

Emilia Król
phone: +48 12 664 41 38

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Why the SOLARIS synchrotron?

Who we are?

The SOLARIS synchrotron is the first synchrotron in Poland. Our priority aim is the development of science but cooperation with the industry is not less important. We hope that this kind of collaboration could result in an improvement of its competitive capabilities both at home and in international markets.

Mainly Polish and European companies were involved in the construction of SOLARIS. During the operation of the SOLARIS synchrotron, we also want to support all entrepreneurs interested in working together with us.

We are:

  • Innovative: each experiment is different and requires both an individual methodology of sample preparation and measurements with dedicated data analysis. We are always striving to resolve the problems using our knowledge and creativity.
  • Qualified: specialists from the SOLARIS Centre are experts in their field. They have unique knowledge gained during training, conferences, and collaboration with international partners. We also closely cooperate with scientists from the Jagiellonian University.
  • Unique: SOLARIS is the only synchrotron in Poland and some measurements cannot be performed using standard light sources instead of synchrotron radiation.

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What is a synchrotron?

The National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS is located in Kraków, southern Poland near the Jagiellonian University campus. It is also close to the Kraków Technology Park. The heart of our Centre is the synchrotron in which electrons are accelerated almost to the speed of light. This allows us to produce light of excellent properties essential to perform measurements with great accuracy. The synchrotron produces light between infrared and X-rays.

What are the types of beamlines in SOLARIS?

SOLARIS offers measurements on two beamlines: UARPES and PEEM/XAS.

The UARPES beamline can be used to measure the electrical properties of the surface of materials. The PEEM/XAS beamline allows researchers to study the topography, chemical distribution and magnetic properties of samples. More about measuring techniques can be found  in the Experimental techniques section.

SOLARIS is still growing. Now, we are building two more beamlines that will be able to employ several new research techniques.