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


Correlative imaging of a single neuronal cell opens the door to profound multi-perspective sub-cellular examinations

Scientists combined two nano-imaging techniques that stand at opposite ends of the electromagnetic spectrum to demonstrate the benefits of correlative imaging to examine individual neurons from different perspectives. To showcase this, they studied the molecular structures of amyloid proteins and investigated the role metal ions may play in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease at a