The hard X-ray nanoprobe of Max IV – NanoMAX – is designed to take full advantage of MAX IV’s exceptionally low emittance and the resulting coherence properties of the X-ray beam. The use of diffraction-limited optics allows producing tightly focused coherent beams enabling imaging applications at unprecedented resolution.
|Available for||Technique description|
|General Users||Scanning X-ray diffraction and coherent imaging in the Bragg geometry|
|General Users||Forward ptychography and CDI|
|General Users||X-Ray Fluorescence mapping in 2D|
New research possibilities at NanoMAX
X-rays can penetrate materials and are therefore useful for studying chemical processes as they occur inside reactors, cells, and batteries. A common ingredient in such chemical systems is metal nanoparticles, which are often used as catalysts for important reactions. As the NanoMAX beamline provides a very small X-ray focal spot, single nanoparticles can in principle