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SOLEIL Company

The SOLEIL synchrotron, inaugurated on December 18th, 2006, brings together the whole French and international scientific communities around its high-technology infrastuctures. After 5 years of construction and development, the facility is open since 2008 to researchers in various disciplines, who use the highest-performing techniques to study matter, its geometry, its chemical, magnetic, and electric properties.

SOLEIL : a non-profit civil company


SOLEIL is managed as a French non-profit civil company.  The members of the SOLEIL Synchrotron company are the CNRS and the CEA.

Our partners


SOLEIL was made possible through support from firmly committed partners at its side.