Recently, an experimental branch, dedicated to UV and VUV absorption spectroscopy in the gas phase, was designed and installed on the DESIRS beamline. This branch combines a unique ultrahigh-resolution spectrometer with a multi-purpose vacuum chamber, which can accommodate various sample environments, to simulate the conditions encountered in different regions of space.[Full story]
Michel Sommer was an internationally renowned accelerator physicist, a specialist in optical settings for storage rings. Father of the Super-ACO optics, he also contributed significantly to those of SOLEIL. We look back on his career in his honor. [Read more].