The SEDS (Sample Environment and Detector Support) team is part of the Beamline Office group. We take part in end-station developments, procurements of endstation instrumentation, and maintain a pool of spare instruments. SEDS is available to all MAX IV beamlines as a resource in their development of experimental facilities. Furthermore, SEDS promotes collaboration with other institutes. External groups are encouraged to contact SEDS for collaborations on technique development within sample environments, sample manipulations, and detectors.

SEDS is responsible for five support labs

  • Sample environment lab – Assembly and testing of sample environments.
  • Detector lab – Tests and development of detectors.
  • Rapid Prototyping workshop – 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC milling,
  • Beamline Workshop – Intended for small and fast work by beamline staff
  • D3 Preparation lab – UHV-sample preparation

SEDS is responsible for the equipment pool

The equipment pool is intended to be a resource for beamlines when special consumables (foils, wires, capillaries,etc…) or equipment (mini-chillers, heaters, detectors…) are needed. It is maintained by SEDS and updated continously.

Contact SEDS

Please send a support request by email to SEDS (, or by issuing a ticket in our internal RT system, or simply contact us directly.

The SEDS team, from left – Christopher Ward, Artur Domingues, and Stefan Carlson.  
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Stefan Carlson Scientist E-mail: Phone: +46462223844
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Artur Domingues E-mail:
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Christopher Ward Research Engineer E-mail: Phone: +46462224954
Page manager: Stefan Carlson April 12, 2023