ForMAX beamline celebrates 1 year in operations

Portrait of middle-aged man with glasses and dark shirt in front of beamline at MAX IV.

November 1 marks one year since ForMAX beamline officially opened for user experiments. Congratulations to ForMAX and everyone involved in making ForMAX possible! It has been one exciting first year.

On November 1, 2022, we announced the opening of ForMAX, a beamline specially designed primarily for research on new, sustainable wood-based materials from the forest. The beamline also provides new capabilities for research on materials within food, life science and many other areas.

Throughout this first year, we have reached several milestones with ForMAX together with our users, such as:

“ForMAX supported many interesting experiments during our first year of operation. We look forward to a continued, fruitful collaboration,” says Kim Nygård, beamline manager, ForMAX.

ForMAX allows in-situ multiscale structural characterisation from nm to mm length scales by combining full-field tomographic imaging, small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SWAXS), and scanning SWAXS imaging – in a single instrument.

The beamline is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and Swedish industry via Treesearch, a national platform for research on new materials and speciality chemicals from forest raw materials. The beamline is accessible for both Treesearch members (50%) and general users (50%) through the MAX IV user program.

Learn more about ForMAX – visit the ForMAX webpage

Interested in doing industrial research at ForMAX? Contact the Industry Office

Guide: Apply for beamtime

Guide for industry users: Apply for beamtime

This post was written in collaboration with Treesearch.