The CoSAXS beamline is a state-of-the-art multipurpose Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) instrument with opportunities to use the inherent high coherent properties of the 3 GeV MAX IV ring through X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (XPCS) experiments. It offers high brilliance, monochromatic and tuneable X-rays, with outstanding performance in low beam divergence, high X-ray flux, and variable beam size in both directions in the full range of the sample-detector distances provided by the beamline (up to 17 m). The optical and mechanical design of the CoSAXS instrument has been carefully developed to preserve the wavefront and the entire coherent flux as much as possible.
This high-performance X-ray beam is complemented by an exceptional pool of sample environments and detector systems. Several techniques are available through modular operation: time resolved SAXS, SAXS/WAXS, protein solution SAXS, microfocusing SAXS, anomalous X-ray scattering and XPCS. It will meet the demands of a large and broad community of users.


Techniques for the Limited Availability, General User Call (2020-09-17):


Available forTechnique description
General UsersSAXS, at 12.4 keV, q-range 1 x 10-3 to 0.5 Å-1, contact BL staff for further details and see here.
General UsersTime-resolved (> 100 ms resolution) SAXS, contact BL staff for further details and see here.
General UsersSolution and Bio-SAXS, with pipetting autoloader from 96 well plates, flow-through quartz capillary, in-line HPLC, contact BL staff for further details and see here.
General UsersMultiple capillary, multiple position solid sample holders, with thermostatic water bath, contact BL staff for further details and and see here.


MAX IV Highlights 2019

  2019 was a landmark year for MAX IV Laboratory. Continuing the long-standing tradition of delivering innovative technical instruments and capabilities for x-ray science to the research community since MAX-lab was inaugurated in 1987, MAX IV broke new ground by opening five new beamlines to users, and bringing three more into the commissioning phase for

MAX IV viewed from the lake in summer time