Below are the access modes the beamline participates in, and potentially useful notes regarding what is offered for each:

Apart from “normal” proposals, from autumn 2022 we offer an opportunity to apply for the fast access (FA). The FA proposals are foreseen for testing the sample or approach feasibility; they should help (especially new users) in preparation of the normal proposals for a later call. The FA at FlexPES is limited at the moment to maximum 2 shifts (8 hours) of beamtime per proposal. For further info on FA, please refer to this page:

The complete beamline setup is available for Proprietary users,  please contact the MAX IV Industrial Relations Office for further information.

As a rule, there are two proposal calls per year, one in the spring and one in the autumn. For the up-to-date information regarding the calls, please look here:

A standard beamtime allocation at FlexPES begins 08:00 Wednesday and ends 08:00 the following Monday (5 days). A single quantum of beamtime available for scheduling is the so-called “shift”, which is equal to 4 hours. Therefore, 1 week of beamtime is equal to 30 shifts (4 hours/shift, 6 shifts/day, 5 days). Due to a considerable over-subscription, 30 shifts is the maximum time any submitted proposal can count upon. Depending on the complexity, projects can (and should) be finished in a time span between 2 and 5 days (12 to 30 shifts).

Follow this link to read more about all MAX IV Access modes.