The Slovak synchrotron community is a free non-structured cluster of synchrotron users. Around 10 teams counting 30-35 users in total can be identified, performing up to 10 synchrotron experiments per year.
The synchrotron users come from:
The synchrotron experiments encompass:
There is no national funding scheme for access to synchrotron radiation facilities except for membership fees of Slovakia in ESRF and XFEL consortia. The expenses for synchrotron experiments are covered mostly from various projects of synchrotron users as needed. Winter School on Synchrotron Radiation and Autumn School on X-ray Scattering from Surfaces and Thin Layers are organized regularly to enhance awarness of the synchrotron-related research among PhD students and young scientists.