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 forTechnique description
General UsersScanning X-ray diffraction and coherent imaging in the Bragg geometry
General UsersForward ptychography and CDI
General UsersX-Ray Fluorescence mapping in 2D
General UsersForward ptycho-tomography (under development, not all samples are suitable, please contact beamline team to discuss feasibility before proposal submission)
Commissioning ExpertsZone plate based high-resolution imaging in two or three dimensions
Training & EducationApplications of the above techniques to a model system provided by the applicant


Using strain to control echoes in ultrafast optics

Experimental setup for tele-ptychography at NanoMAX beamline. Credit: Angel Rodriguez-Fernandez Researchers at MAX IV measured echoes produced by silicon crystals using the coherent X-ray based technique, tele-ptychography, at NanoMAX imaging beamline. Their findings reveal that strain can be used to tune the time delay of echoes, an important step for tailoring ultrafast X-ray optics. “The

NanoMAX beamline echoes experiment