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 will allow producing tightly focused coherent beams enabling imaging applications using diffraction, scattering, fluorescence and other methods, at unprecedented resolution. With its two experimental stations designed to offer, the first, the smallest focal spot, and the other, large flexibility at the expense of a larger focal spot for various scattering geometries, NanoMAX will offer exciting applications for a wide variety of research fields, such as materials science, life science, earth science, nanoscience, physics, chemistry and biology.

Techniques Scanning Transmission microscopy with absorption and phase contrast. Scanning Diffraction Microscopy. X-ray fluorescence microscopy (XRF). Coherent X-ray diffraction imaging techniques (CXDI), also with scanning, in forward and Bragg geometry
Beam Size 100 nm – 30 nm with Fresnel Zone Plates (5 - 12 KeV), mature goal 10 nm. 40 nm (25 KeV) - 200 nm (5 KeV) with KB-mirrors
Energy Range 5 - 24 (30 in future) keV with KB-mirrors, 5 - 12 KeV with FZPs
Time Scales ms to s
Samples Sample sizes from few tens nm to several 100 um. Nano-structures (epitaxial or free-standing). Thin films. Devices. Fragments (earth science, life science and cultural heritage).


First Danish researchers receive data from MAX IV

The results are discussed and interpreted in the NanoMAX control room. Just before Christmas the first Danish researchers led by professor Jens Wenzel Andreasen from DTU Energy received data from experiments at MAX IV. The results will help to develop the next generation of solar cells. “We applied for beamtime at the NanoMAX beamline during