Experiment station

The following equipment is planned for the Balder experimental station. The availability  is indicated by the status and user call columns. Before applying for beamtime, please contact the Balder team to check the present status of the experimental station.

In addition, the SEDS group will in the future provide equipment/cells that can be used at the beamline.

 EquipmentDescriptionStatusUser call
DetectorsEmission spectrometerSCANIA-2DIn commissioningcommissioning call
Fluorescence detectors7-element SDD, 2-20 keV
In operationyes
7-element Ge detector, 5-40 keVIn repair
Pulse processor electronicsXspress 3, tested up to 2 Mcps/element with SDDIn operationyes
2D XRD detectorEiger 1M2018 Q3 project started - comm. users during spring 2020contact Justus
Ion chambersMAX IV design, paired with Alba EM# electrometerIn operationyes
Electron yieldMAX IV designLater
Sample environmentCryostatsClosed cycle 4 K with sample in exchange gas,
MAX IV design
In X-ray commissioning July 2020tentative
LN2, sample in vacuum with heatingLater
in-situ cellsLinkam, 1000oC furnace and controllerIn operationyes
Catalysis gas-flow cell, 600oCTest phasecontact Justus
Microfluidic flow cell for proteins (AdaptoCell)Comm. experiments spring 2020contact Kajsa
SynRAC, liquid reactor cell, stirring, heating 180oC, E >18 keVIn operationyes
Sample orientationTranslationMotorized horizontal 100 mm and vertical translation 100 mm,
hexapod <20 mm
In operationyes
RotationMotorized rotation around beam axis,
Manual rotation around vertical axis
In operationyes


Sample preparation laboratory

A small lab for sample preparation is located in close connection to the experiment station. You can find the following special laboratory equipment. MAX IV has common user chemistry and biology labs for more extensive lab work.

BalanceSartorius, 0.001gIn operation
Fridge/FreezerATEX/EX classed, -20oCIn operation
Fume hoodIn operation
Glove boxMBraun Labstar, Ar atmosphere, including O2 and H2O analyzers,
balance (0.001 g), pellet press, video microscope
For user operation fall 2020
Heating cabinetBinder 28 L, 230oCIn operation
MicroscopeLeica Zoom 2000, 45XIn operation
Pellet pressSpecac 10 ton press, 5 and 13 mm diameter pelletsIn operation
pH meterHanna 212In operation
CentrifugeEppendorf 5804 R, -9 - 40oC, 0.2 - 250 ml tubesIn operation
Ultra-pure waterMillipore, Direct-Q 5, Type 1 waterIn operation