International cooperation on the construction of a new beamline at the SOLARIS Centre
The construction of a new beamline at the SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre is the objective of an international, tripartite agreement signed at the Collegium Maius of the Jagiellonian University. The new experimental line should be available in two years.
The tripartite agreement was signed by the Jagiellonian University, the SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre and the Hochschule Niederrhein-University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld and the Synchrotron Light Research Institute in Thailand.
The signatories of the document were Prof. Hans-Hennig von Grünberg - president of the German unit, Prof. Sarawut Sujitjorn - director of the institute in Thailand and Vice-Rector for Research and Structural Funds of the Jagiellonian University - Prof. Stanisław Kistryn.
"The aim of the consortium is to build a new beamline, and specifically to collaboratively design and manufacture the components and software for the planned experimental beamline and its research station. The X-ray absorption spectroscopy line will provide photons with a wide energy range, allowing measurements at the edges of absorption of many elements. The research station will be designed for both basic and applied materials research" - reads the press release sent to PAP.
The foreign partners of the Kraków synchrotron have been using this advanced method for many years. The institute from Thailand operates the Siam Photon Laboratory - the first synchrotron in this Asian country. The German university is represented by the Institute of Surface Research. The Hochschule Niederrhein is the project leader and main investor, which will be granted preferential access to the future beamline
According to the release, the new beamline will be mostly (75%) used by the Polish scientific community, whose members will be able to gain access to the device via an open competition. According to the agreement signatories, the construction of the beamline will lead to the advancement of studies in many key areas of applied research and directly contribute to the development of enterprises.
PAP - Science in Poland