On Monday, 30 May 2016, a minisymposium on “Ambient pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy at MAX IV” was held at the MAX IV Laboratory. The minisymposium had the aim to provide an opportunity to discuss the status of the SPECIES and HIPPIE beamlines at MAX IV as well as current and future science with Ambient pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (APXPS). Please find the programme of the minisymposium below. Presentations available to us will soon be published here.

We would like to thank all speakers for their excellent contributions – due to these contributions the Ambient pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy became a very inspiring and successful event!

TimePresenterPresentation title
13.00Joachim Schnadt, MAX IV LaboratoryIntroduction & Overview
13.15Samuli Urpelainen, MAX IV LaboratoryThe SPECIES beamline
13.35Jan Knudsen, MAX IV LaboratoryThe HIPPIE beamline
14.00Håkan Rensmo, Uppsala UniversityStudies on Energy and Enviornmental Applications using X-ray-based Spectroscopy
14.20Rainer Timm, Lund UniversityUnexpected surface chemistry during atomic layer deposition of high-k oxides revealed by time-resolved XPS
14.40Harri Ali-LöyttyX-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of electrochemical interfaces for solar fuel production
15.00Coffee break
15.30Peter Amann, Stockholm UniversityAmbient Pressure XPS at Stockholm University
15.50Jeppe Vang Lauritsen, Aarhus UniversityAmbient pressure studies of sulfide catalysts
16.10Jens Uhlig, Lund UniversityHPXPS for electron dynamics
16.30Dmytro Orlov(Bio-)Degradation of Mg alloys as a hot subject for ambient pressure XPS studies
17.00Visit of the HIPPIE and SPECIES beamlines


Scientists succeed in soaking protein guests into host crystals – a major step towards solving guest structures

A group of researchers have successfully soaked proteins into large protein crystals, marking a hitherto never reported achievement. The X-ray diffraction data, which were collected on MAX IV’s BioMAX beamline, indicate that the guest proteins could follow at least some of the hosts’ structures signifying a so far unparalleled step towards using crystallographic methods to