SoftiMAX is a soft X-ray beamline, dedicated to spectromicroscopy and coherent imaging. The beamline will operate in the photon energy range between 275 eV and 2.5 keV and have two branch lines: one for STXM and Ptychography with a sub-100 nm focus, and one modular line for coherent techniques that require a larger beam size.

SoftiMAX is funded through Vetenskapsrådet.

For the next call for proposals, opening September 14, 2021, SoftiMAX will welcome general users for the first time. The number of users will be limited, due to ongoing commissioning activities. The following operation mode is available:


Available forTechnique description
General UsersSTXM of thin samples, mounted on Si3N4 windows or TEM grids, at absorption edges between photon energies 275 eV and 1600 eV, with spatial resolution between 20-60 nm, depending on energy range and requirements.


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