SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre

SOLARIS is a Polish national research centre providing scientists with synchrotron radiation. The National Synchrotron Radiation Centre functions under the auspices of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow/Poland. The Centre was built between 2011 and 2014. The excellent parameters of the SOLARIS synchrotron put it in the forefront of this type of devices in the world.

The SOLARIS synchrotron is the largest scientific research device in Poland. It is also the first and only synchrotron light source in Central Europe. Kraków synchrotron was built using the most modern technologies and following an innovative project designed by specialists from the Swedish MAXIV Laboratory.  SOLARIS synchrotron light source has a 550 MeV linear accelerator (Linac) and full energy (1.5 GeV) storage ring.

The SOLARIS synchrotron currently offers five beamlines: URANOS, PIRX, PHELIX, ASTRA and DEMETER with two end-stations STXM and PEEM. Another three beamlines are under construction (CIRI, SOLCRYS, POLYX, SMAUG) and two more are in the concept phase. Ultimately, however, the experimental hall of the Krakow accelerator will house dozens of them. In total, the beamlines will be fitted with about twenty end-stations. Additionally, the Centre also provides access to the Cryo-EM technique by the possibility of the research on cryo-electron microscope Titan Krios G3i and Glacios.

Storage Ring Specifications SOLARIS
Energy 1.5 [GeV]
Max Current 500 [mA]
Circumference 96 [m]
Lattice Architecture 12 - fold symmetry, Double Bend Achromat (DBA) with combined function magnets
Number Of Straight Sections In Use 1
Average Beam Lifetime 12 [h]
Beam Revolution Frequency 3.123 [MHz]
Emittance 6 [nm*rad]
Filling Pattern uniform
Harmonic Number 32
Bunch Length Or Duration 60 [mm]
Beam Size In Insertion Devices (hor x ver) X = 183 [um], Y = 13 [um]
Beam Size In Bending Magnets (hor x ver) X = 44 [um], Y = 31 [um]
Jagiellonian University
ul. Czerwone Maki 98, Krakow
TEL. +48 12 664 40 00
call for proposals

We invite you to submit applications for access to the SOLARIS Centre research facilities. Access to SOLARIS is free of charge for any scientists who carries out non-commercial research. The international commission decides on the allocation of beamtime.

Beamtime is split into two 6-months allocation periods corresponding to spring and autumn calls for proposals.

The spring call (deadline for proposal submission: 1st of April) is for experiments to be performed from September of the same year till February the following year.
The autumn call (deadline for proposal submission: 2 nd of October) is for experiments to be performed from March till August of the following year.

Next call for proposals will be open in Spring 2024. The deadline for submitting proposals is the 1st of Aprile 2024 at 23:59 CET.