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SOLARIS - Uniwersytet Jagiellonski

The application for construction the first synchrotron radiation source in Poland was supported by the strong community of few hundred Polish synchrotron radiation users, who for years had been collaborating with synchrotron facilities abroad. 34 Polish research institutes and universities that were interested in applying synchrotron radiation to their research created the Synchrotron Radiation Consortium.
The final application prepared by the Jagiellonian University initiative group for construction of the National Centre of Electromagnetic Radiation for research applications in Kraków was submitted in 2009 and the project was granted execution at the Jagiellonian University in March 2010. The project is funded from the EU Structural Funds – the project budget is PLN 143,740,000 with completion scheduled for September 2014. The building construction is expected to start in January 2012. Solaris will be situated in Kraków, within the Jagiellonian University III Campus area, the new location for the Science Faculties and the site of the Jagiellonian Centre of Innovation – the Life Science Park.
The project will deliver the synchrotron radiation facility consisting of:
■ Electron injection system including electron source and 400-700MeV linear accelerator (this accelerator will have the option to be upgraded in the future to the full injection energy of 1.5GeV);
■ 96m circumference, 1.5GeV, 500mA storage ring with 12 bending magnets separated by 3.5m long straight sections
■ 1 undulator-based experimental beamline with a multi-grating monochromator and VUV/Soft
X-ray electron spectroscopy end-station; and
■ Accommodating buildings with all the necessary auxiliary facilities, e.g. workshops, preparatory laboratories, staff and administration offices.
The critical energy of the bending magnet radiation spectrum is calculated for approx. 2 keV with the emmitance of 5.6 nm rad.
The project assumes and allows for a broad scope of future upgrades and development. The synchrotron will be capable of delivering radiation from both the bending magnets and insertion devices installed in the straight sections. Installation of up to 20 beamlines and corresponding experimental end stations is feasible and will provide research options for many groups. Already two applications for the next beamlines (High resolution ARPES and XAFS) have been submitted to the Polish research funding institutions. The next application for a high
Uniwersytet Jagiellonski
  Marek Stanckiewicz
ul. Gronostajowa 7/P-1.6 30-387 Kraków
Poland