Internal MAX IV projects

  • Microfluidic cells using 3D printing
  • Motion-control test bench using IcePap controllers
  • Cryogenic test bench for materials testing down to 10K
  • Fast (100 fps) imaging detector to SoftiMAX
  • Detector tests: Jungfrau (PSI) for MicroMAX
  • Detector test: Tristan (STFC) for XPCS
  • Detector test: ForMAX, X-spectrum Lambda detector
  • Gas infrastructure at Balder
  • Off-line X-ray test station to the SEDS lab

External collaboration projects

  • Completed – Collaboration with Division of Materials Microstructure, Chalmers University of Technology: Nano-mechanical testing device to MAX IV (to be first used at NanoMAX). In-situ mechanical testing of nano-sized objects will be possible a using commercial nano-indentation system that will be adapted to beamlines at MAX IV. The system will also be compatible with electron microscopes at Chalmers.
  • Collaboration with Division of Production and Materials Engineering, Lund University: An adhesiometer for in-situ testing of hard cutting-tool materials will be installed at Balder beamline. XAFS will be measured during high-speed spinning of a sample against new cutting tools.
  • Completed – Collaboration with LTH, KTH, LTU, Thermo Calc, Sandvik Materials, Ovaco Sweden AB, Seco Tools AB, Sandvik Rock Processing, and Outokumpu Stainless AB Volvo within a Vinnova project called DEMO. The aim is to improve machinability via controllable build-up of tool protection layer by designed micro-alloying of the workpiece material. Research on the new materials is anticipated to be performed at the Balder beamline.
  • Completed – Collaboration with Division of Production and Materials Engineering, Lund University: master student project on purchase and installation of an induction furnace for use at beamlines.

Information for new collaboration projects

New projects involving installation of equipment at beamlines

  1. Present experiment design ideas and discuss them with MAX IV
  2. Provide a risk assessment for the equipment/experiment
  3. Provide a functional description
  4. Discuss with SEDS, the beamline, KITS, or the PLC group to plan for interfacing the equipment to the beamline control system. Make sure the equipment complies with the MAX IV standards.

MAX IV standards

Equipment purchased or constructed for use at MAX IV must conform to the MAX standards. These standards are listed below. Any deviation or addition to the standards will need a close contact with the support facilities at MAX IV.

Risk assessment

All equipment and experiments introduced into MAX IV must have a risk assessment. The risk assessment is usually one of the first documents to be produced in a development project, since it outlines the required procedures and equipment standards.

Functional description

Any equipment that has to be interfaced to MAX IV control systems must have a functional description. This document describes the hardware, signals, and the functionality.