“Solaris”- Polish’s national synchrotron

National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS

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SOLARIS, the first Polish synchrotron radiation facility, is being built at the Jagiellonian University Third Campus in Kraków. The Polish synchrotron is going to be the first research infrastructure of such a substantial size and potential constructed in East Central Europe.

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One of the special aspects of the Polish project is its pan-European dimension. It is being accomplished thanks to close cooperation with the MAX IV project in Lund (Sweden). This is a unique type of collaboration. SOLARIS will be a replica of the 1.5 GeV storage ring of the MAX IV project, which has replaced MAX II facility with two new 1.5 GeV and 3.0 GeV synchrotrons.

Innovative technology

One of the most important innovations used in SOLARIS synchrotron is the technology of the integrated  electromagnets. The magnets are made with the use of a groundbreaking technology created in MAX IV Laboratory at the University of Lund, and made available to SOLARIS thanks to the unprecedented collaboration between the two institutions.

The innovative design of the magnet resides in integrating the typical sequence of twenty-five single electromagnets in one iron block. Such a revolutionary and technologically demanding solution substantially improves the precision and stability of the structure, at the same time making it possible to considerably improve the strength and collimation of the emitted radiation, while reducing the size of the whole unit, which, in turn, lowers the costs of its creation and use.

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