Synchrotron SOLEIL

Synchrotron SOLEIL is the French national synchrotron facility created by CNRS and CEA. SOLEIL offers a unique panorama of experiments with 29 beamlines in operation, covering the Far IR to the Hard X-ray range, and open to a large scientific and industrial users community in a very broad range of fields from life-sciences to material science including surface, solid states and gas phase physics and chemistry. The 3rd generation of synchrotrons is characterised by a massive use of straight sections equipped with undulators and wigglers, leading to orders of magnitude higher brilliance than conventional bending magnets and laboratory sources. These exceptional characteristics allow considerable advance in the quality of the measurements as compared to those obtained with the previous generation of synchrotron sources.