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National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS

SOLARIS is a brand new “fourth generation” synchrotron radiation source located in Kraków, Poland. It is the first research infrastructure of this type in Central and Eastern Europe. SOLARIS storage ring is a replica of the 1.5 GeV storage ring built at MAX IV Laboratory in Lund, Sweden. The novel multi-bend achromat design allows to obtain in Kraków and Lund a unique low emittance (6nm rad) in a circumference of only 96 m.

The National Synchrotron Radiation Centre functions under the auspices of Jagiellonian University. It is located on the Third Campus, in the southern part of Kraków. The Centre was built between 2010 and 2015. The investment was co-financed by the European Union.

The SOLARIS synchrotron will begin operations with two beamlines (for a photoemission electron microscopy/X-ray absorption spectroscopy and for an ultra-angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy). Ultimately however, the experimental hall of the Krakow accelerator will house a dozen of these lines. In total, they will be fitted with about twenty experimental end-stations.