Here we gather user-driven initiatives in the context of the MAX IV process of developing a science-driven strategy to guide MAX IV development during the period of 2023–2030. General info on parent page: MAX IV strategy 2023 – 2030

Many activities will be ongoing to gather user communities with different interests in connection to entering major items into the Roadmap as well as the content of the Strategy document, we make an attempt to list what we know is going on here.

If you want to add items to these lists, don’t hesitate to let us know at Please include the relevant information and links: time, title and links for a workshop; and title, abstract and contact(s) with link(s) for an Expression of Interest consortium.

Download presentations about the process for public use

This is a short presentation for public use about the current status quo on the process for the Strategy and Roadmap, about where people can find information, and how they can get involved.

MAX IV Strategy and Roadmap info as of June 2021.pdf

MAX IV Strategy and Roadmap info as of June 2021.pptx


Ongoing Expressions of Interest (EoIs)

(to the best of our knowledge)
There will be an open process to enter major future infrastructure items (e.g. beamlines) via submission of “Expressions of Interest” in the Roadmap document. The first call for these will have a deadline of the 18th of November 2021.

  • Microfocus spectro-microscopy beamline
    Abstract – We propose a micro-focus tender to hard X-ray (2-20 keV) spectro-microscopy beamline with the ability to perform microscale X-ray absorption spectroscopy (μXANES/EXAFS) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) mapping with chemical speciation of P and S, as well as the 3d transition metals and L-edges of heavier elements. The beamline is to be equipped with a side branch for high throughput XRF/XRD mapping at fixed energies that can operate simultaneously with the main branch in its fixed-energy mode, and as an alternating-access branch when the main beamline is used for XAS scanning across the full energy range. Ample space for sample environments is foreseen.
    Contact persons – Kajsa Sigfridsson Clauss, Alexander Björling
    Abstract – An infrared (IR) imaging beamline providing chemical contrast in 1D, 2D and 3D on the nanoscale enabling rapid imaging experiments from far-IR to near-IR spectral range.
    Contact persons – Per Uvdal, Oxana Klementieva, Karina Thånell