ForMAX allows in-situ multiscale structural characterization 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 operates at 8-25 keV, with a beam size at the sample of ≈ 1μm – 5 mm depending on mode of operation.

ForMAX 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 material. The beamline is accessible for both Threesearch members and general users through the MAX IV user program.