Users General Guide

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The users general guide contains several information to better known SOLEIL SR facility as well as the beamlines open to users. This Guide dedicated to users will help you to prepare a proposal and also an experiment.

It contains specific information intended to act as a guide to the support facilities and services available at SOLEIL during your measurements.

You are encouraged to read this general guide well in advance to your visit to SOLEIL, in particular in order to know what to do when you are notified that your proposal is accepted, to prepare your arrival and also to become familiar with the Safety requirements, etc…

Please read the following sections:

 Application for Beamtime  Proposal Evaluation
 Preparing your experiment (scientific)  Preparing your experiment (administrative)
 After the experiment  

Accès au SUN set



Financial contribution at SOLEIL Guest House  

We inform you that SOLEIL will require, for use of the SOLEIL Guest House from 1st January, 2016, a financial contribution to partially cover accommodation expenses (terms of payment).

The amount of this contribution will be 30 € / night (including VAT but not including breakfast).

The charge is waived for users subsidized by SOLEIL (see SOLEIL financial support rules).

For any further information do not hesitate to contact SOLEIL User Office (


(Update on: 30/11/2015)

New Financial support rules  

In agreement with ORGanization of UsErs of SOLEIL committee (ORGUES), SOLEIL has decided to implement new financial support rules for users from French institutes.

These new rules will be in effect from September 14th, 2015 and you can find it on the Financial Assistance webpage.

In this framework, a new participants declaration form is online in the SUN set (participants declarations: apply for access, samples declaration, laboratories request) at the same date.

For maintenance raisons according to new rules (update and management of participants list), the « Apply for access (for Main proposer) » function will be unavailable from September 10th to 13th, 2015.

This new module is open in the SUN set from Apply for access (for Main proposer) function.

Please find instructions on this link and also on line.


(update on 09/09/2015)




In this guide...


Proposal Evaluation

 Preparing your experiment (scientific)

 Preparing your experiment (administrative)

 After the experiment