Photon energy260 eV – 2500 eV (maximum range)
260 eV – 2000 eV at > 1012 ph/s
Resolving powerUp to 35000
Spot size60 µm (h) x 25 µm (v)
Solid-gas endstationScienta Hipp-3 analyser with SWIFT acceleration mode
Normally up to 10 mbar
Laser heating to to max. 600 C (gas dependent)
Gas mixing panel (up to 8 gases)
Mass spectroscopy of gas sampled at cell input, output or analyzer.
Solid-liquid endstationSpecs Phoibos-NAP analyser with 2D delay-line detector
Up to 30 mbar
Solid-liquid interfaces via dip and pull
Liquid-gas interfaces via liquid jet

See the Beamline Optics and Experimental Endstations pages for more information.

APXPS proposal submission

As there are two complimentary APXPS beamlines at MAX IV, many proposals could be carried out at either HIPPIE or SPECIES. Such proposals can therefore be submitted with a preference of beamline, which is recommended if a proposal would benifit from specific capabilities of either beamline (e.g. photon or sample environment requirements), or without a preference in which case the proposal will be considered for both beamlines.

Fast Access

The HIPPIE beamline offers a new type of access – Fast Access – to allow short-notice proposals for short experiments. This type of access can be used for both feasibility studies and scientific experiments. Maximum 6 shifts (24 hrs) can be allocated for a single proposal. Both endstations are offered for this type of access, however during certain pre-defined times. Please contact beamline personnel for current schedule. The Catalysis AP cell is offered with full functionality, however, its cleanliness can not be guaranteed as we do not bake it in between fast access measurements. EC cell is typically only available for dip-and-pull measurements with water-based electrolytes. Typically, the glove box or liquid microject are not available (contact beamline staff).

For information how to apply for the fast access, please visit

Scanning probe microscopy

If your experiment would benefit from UHV scanning probe microscopy (STM or NC-AFM) of your surfaces, samples from HIPPIE can be transferred via vacuum suitcase to an Omicron VT SPM. For more information, refer to the scanning tunneling microscope webpages.