ForMAX provides selected dedicated sample environments for its users, as listed below. More sample environments are under development.

Users can bring their own sample environments, but we can provide only limited integration (TTL trigger signals, K-type thermocouples, and stepper motors). Please contact beamline staff well in advance.


An Anton Paar MCR702 rheometer with polycarbonate concentric cylinder attachment is available at both ForMAX and CoSAXS, provided the users can operate it themselves. More complex geometries and setups are available via a collaboration with Chalmers University, including (i) Rheo-SWAXS-PLI and (ii) DMA-SWAXS under controlled humidity. The rheometer can be used for off-line measurements when not in use for an experiment at ForMAX or CoSAXS.


A Cellkraft P-10 humidifier coupled to a simple sample cell is available. The humidifier can also be connected to sample environments brought by users (6 mm Swagelok fitting).

Load device

A Deben 500CT load device with either glassy carbon or polymer (ULTEM) windows is available.