FemtoMAX offers five different experimental stations that supports x-ray scattering geometries (GIXS, SAXS, WAXS) in a vacuum/He/air environment.  X-ray detectors are available directly mounted on vacuum chambers or on a robot arm.

Available x-ray detectors:

DetectorEnergy range [keV]Pixel size [µm]Sensor size [mm]Image bit depthAchieved readout speed [Hz]
Dectris Pilatus 1.2 M2-20172253 x 1422010
Andor Zyla 4.2 M2-76.516 x 141610
Andor Balor 16.9 M2-71249 x 491610
Andor iKon L 4.2 M2-2013.527 x 2716Not ready yet
Andor Marana 4.2 M2-71122 x 2216Not ready yet

At the sample position we offer a set of wedges for x-ray incidence angles between 0-40 degrees to match Bragg condition. In horizontal direction scattering range limited to +/- 10 degrees. X-ray photon flux on sample is ~106-107 photons depending on chosen energy (ML monochromator, 1% BW). Vacuum < 10-7 mbar, < 2*10-6 mbar with Pilatus detector connected to vacuum.

Monochromators available for users are one InSb double crystal monochromator (DCM) and three multi-layer mirrors (ML) within a range of 1.8-15 keV (up to 20 keV possible with reduced flux). X-ray focus at sample position is 60 µm (FWHM).

The experimental station offers a temperature-controlled sample environment between 20 K – 500 K for solid samples in a grazing angle geometry.

Ultrashort optical pulses (400 nm-1600 nm) and THz pulses generated in organic crystals are available for sample excitation. Peak excitation energies are 6 mJ (800 nm), 1.2 mJ (1200 nm) and 10 µJ (3 THz). The relative timing between the pump and probe pulses is measured with an 80 Gs, 36 GHz oscilloscope and can be post-sorted with an accuracy of 140 fs (FWHM).


Tilt platform


Kappa setup

Ultrafast spectroscopy

Page manager: Carl Ekström February 6, 2024