SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre

Synchrotron radiation (also called synchrotron light) is produced in a synchrotron, and then directed to beamlines with experimental end-stations. Beamlines modify the synchrotron light in such a way that it best serves scientists and their measurements. The Centre has been opened for Users since 2018 and at the end of 2021, SOLARIS facilitates the five beamlines, operating in the range of radiation from UV to soft X-ray, providing various experimental techniques. At the PIRX beamline, the Users can exploit X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES region, X-ray absorption near edge structure) and magnetic dichroism. The main technique at the URANOS beamline is Angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES). The PHELIX beamline based on two methods, ARPES and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES). Opened in last year DEMETER beamline offers two end-stations: Scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) and Photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM). The bending magnet, recently opened ASTRA beamline will be dedicated to X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). 
Next three new beamlines are under construction and they will be open in the next years. Ultimately, however, the experimental hall of the Kraków accelerator will house dozens of them. In total, the beamlines will be fitted with about twenty end-stations. SOLARIS Centre is more than the synchrotron alone. In our building, there are also two cryo-electron microscopes of the latest generation: Titan Krios G3i and Glacios. 

solaris

Address

ul, Czerwone Maki 98, 30-392 Kraków

How to get?

By bus from the main venue of ENYGF23

Schedule of visits

  • 09:00 – Visit 1 (20 persons)
  • 10:00 – Visit 2 (20 persons)
  • 11:00 – Visit 3 (20 persons)
  • 12:00 – Visit 4 (20 persons)
  • 13:00 – Visit 5 (20 persons)
  • 14:00 – Visit 6 (20 persons)

Important details

Bus departure is 30 minutes before the visit. Wait in front of main venue building.

ifj

Address

ul, Czerwone Maki 98, 30-392 Kraków

How to get?

By public transportation, buses 173, 501, 511.

https://goo.gl/maps/ZXVYQjg8UnDiWce66

Schedule of visits

Visit 1 (30 persons):

  • 09:40 – Entrance and security check
  • 10:00 – 10:30 – Plasma-Focus 
  • 10:30 – 11:00 – ICP MS mass spectrometer
  • 11:00 – 12:00 – The Cyclotron Centre Bronowice

Important details

Take your ID or passport with you

Institute of Nuclear Physics – Polish Academy of Sciences

The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics (IFJ PAN) is currently one of the largest research institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences. A wide range of research carried out at IFJ PAN covers basic and applied studies, from particle physics and astrophysics, through hadron physics, high-,medium-, and low-energy nuclear physics, condensed matter physics (including materials engineering), to various applications of nuclear physics in interdisciplinary research, covering medical physics, dosimetry, radiation and environmental biology, environmental protection, and other related disciplines. One of the most important facilities of the Institute is the Cyclotron Centre Bronowice (CCB), which is an infrastructure unique in Central Europe, serving as a clinical and research centre in the field of medical and nuclear physics.