The instrument and this page is under construction – here you will soon be able to find more details about the DanMAX end station instrumentation, available detectors, available sample environments and how you can interface your own sample environments.


The experimental hutch at DanMAX will host three instruments:

Imaging: Full field imaging with various contrast modes

PXRD2D: In situ and operando experiment using an area detector

PXRD1D: High (enough) resolution diffractometer using an array of microstrip detectors.

You can read more about the powder diffraction instruments in the Detailed Design Report for PXRD here: Diffraction_DDR_v2.pdf.


Detectors at DanMAX:

DetectorTypeMaximum frame rateActive areaResolution in pxPixel sizeNotes
DECTRIS PILATIUS3 X 2M CdTeCdTe based hybrid pixel array detector - photon counting250 Hz253.7 x 288.8 mm21475 x 1679 (h x v)172 x 172 µm2
RaySpec SiriusSD + XIA FalconX8-1Single element silicon drift detector for XRF and FalconX digital pulse processor65 mm2 (collimated 50 mm2 ) 1The XRF detector is on loan from the Birkedal group at Aarhus University, Denmark and made available through grant CF18-0802 from the Carslberg Foundation.


Available sample environments:

Sample environmentDescription
Capillary spinnerCapillary spinner in horizontal or vertical orientation. Manual Huber 1002 goniometer head and rotation speed up to 5 Hz. Samples are mounted using SPINE magnetic caps
Rotation stageHuber 408 goniometer in vertical orientation. Manual Huber 1002 goniometer head. Samples are mounted using SPINE magnetic caps
XY stageStanda 8MT175-150X-100Y linear stages. Resolution ~ 1 µm.
CryostreamOxford Cryosystems, Cryostream 800. Open flow nitrogen stream for sample temperatures in the range 80-400 K. The cryostream is available with both sample spinner and rotation stage.
Breadboard for users own setupsFor user build sample environments we offer a standard 25 mm pitch M6 breadborad. The usable surface is round with a diameter of 280 mm. The distance from the surface of the breadboard to the beam is 200 mm. Sample environments must be pre-approved by BL staff.


Building / interfacing your own sample environments to DanMAX:

To minimise the time used to install and align user supplied sample environments we propose that users design their setups to match the kinematic mount installed on the large hexapod on the instrument. A detailed drawing of the interface and SE envelope can be found here, and a reference CAD model of the user supplied interface plate is available here. Any equipment must be approved by MAX IV and BL staff before use. Please contact BL staff for information about interfacing to other systems, e.g. control system, motion control, compressed air etc.