What is synchrotron?

Synchrotron is a universal research device used in many fields of science. The main assets of synchrotron radiation are:
  • extreme intensity (109 higher than the intensity of the sun);
  • controlled polarisation;
  • strong collimation;
  • broad spectrum range from infrared to X-ray;
  • time structure.
These properties of synchrotron radiation make the synchrotron a unique tool which allows for very precise studies in a competitively short time.  

The main components of the SOLARIS machine are:

  • an electron gun
  • a linear accelerator (linac) 
  • a transfer line
  • a storage ring.

SOLARIS synchrotron leaflet
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