The SEDS team is part of the Beamline Office and takes part in end-station developments and procurements, and maintains a pool of spare instruments. SEDS is available to all MAX IV beamlines as a resource in their development of experimental facilities. Furthermore, SEDS will promote collaborations with other institutes. External groups are encouraged to contact SEDS for collaborations on technique development within sample environments, sample manipulations, and detectors.

A list of the current SEDS projects is given here.

SEDS lab

A lab for tests and development of instrumentation has been set up at MAX IV. Many in-house and external development projects require installations and off-line testing for extended periods. Current lab facilities provides: water, pressurized air, nitrogen, safety cabinet for gas cylinders, heating cabinet (200°C), furnace (1000°C), 10K cryostat, soldering station, oscilloscope, electronic and mechanical equipment, and a 3D printer.

The SEDS equipment pool

Beamlines and MAX IV employees can book and borrow equipment from the pool by sending a ticket to or through the internal ticket system. The instruments within the pool are mainly relevant to beamline end stations, but also some frequently used supplies will be stocked.

User workshop

A workshop for beamlines and user support is available. It is intended for small and fast mechanical work on equipment at any time of the day. The workshop is equipped with hand tools, drilling machine, soldering station, and a 3D printer.

Electronics workshop

The primary task of the electronics workshop is to give support for repairs, maintenance and development of analog electronic components.


  • Stefan Carlsson, Team leader
  • Dörthe Haase, SEDS lab and User workshop, coordinating the instrumentation pool
  • Mathieu Leme, SEDS lab and User workshop
  • Micke Johansson, Electronics workshop
  • Bertil Svensson, Electronics workshop


Stefan Carlson

Email: stefan.carlson(at)