Technical Visit

The opportunity to visit SOLEIL Synchrotron is proposed to OPTRO 2016 delegates, the day after the end of the Symposium, on February 5th.
Both a research laboratory and a very high-level scientific resource serving thousands of users, SOLEIL Synchrotron has a double vocation: to make the highest-performing experimental facilities in the world available to its users, and to develop cutting-edge internal scientific research activity around the synchrotron beam..


SOLEIL Synchrotron, inaugurated on December 18, 2006, brings together the whole of the French and International scientific community. It required five years to bring this very high-tech and up to date equipment, installed on the “Plateau de Saclay” (20 km SW from Paris) at the heart of a very high-level scientific environment. Now, the facility is open to users, researchers in various disciplines looking for the highest-performing techniques to access to the intimate geometry of the material, as well as its chemical, magnetic, and electric properties.


The visit will include:

  • A presentation of infrared light instrumentation examples, by the SMIS Light Unit Manager.
  • A specific optical review at SOLEIL Synchrotron.
  • The développements in SOLEIL, in terms of detectors, by Detector Group Leader.
  • A guided visit in the synchrotron to discover the installations and light lines

The technical visit is available to the Conference Delegates at the additional cost of 50€.
The tour includes coach transfers and lunch.
Number of participants is limited.

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