Below is the preliminary program overview for the 34th MAX IV User Meeting: “Collaboration in Focus”

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Monday – MAX IV Updates

Room: Theater

11:00 Registration opens

11:30–13:00 Lunch

13:00–13:30 Directors opening of the meeting and “State of MAX IV” by MAX IV Director

13:30–14:30 Plenary talk by Prof. Trevor Forsyth, LINXS

14:30–15:00 FIKA

15:00–15:20 Update on MAX IV accelerators by Pedro Fernandes Tavares, Accelerator Division Director

15:20–15:50 Update on Science Division by Aymeric Robert, Physical Sciences Division Director

15:50-16:20 PRISMAS: PhD COFUND Programme by Marjolein Thunnissen, Life Sciences Division Director

16:20-16:30 News from ESUO by Prof. Derek Logan, Lund University

16:30–17:00 FASM

Room: Brainstorm/Science

17:00–18:30 Poster session

Note: Posters can be left up until Tuesday, 15:00.

Tuesday – Parallel sessions


Room: Theater

09:00Anders NilssonStockholm UniversityOrigin of the Anomalous Properties of Water Determined Using X-rays; New Opportunities at VERITAS
09:30Alexei KuzminUniversity of LatviaProbing  the  structure  of  functional  materials  by  EXAFS  spectroscopy  and advanced data analysis
10:00Moritz HirsbrunnerUppsala UniversityRecent results in battery research using high resolution RIXS
10:50Igor SokolovicTU WienTwo terminations of a truly bulk-terminated SrTiO3(001) host distinct two-dimensional electron gases
11:20Cong LiKTH Royal Institue of TechnologyCoexistence of two intertwined charge density waves in a kagome system
11:40Lauri Palmolahti Tampere UniversityThermally Induced Simultaneous Reduction and Crystallization of Amorphous TiO2
13:00Evgeniy RedekopUniversity of OsloFrom in situ to operando – transient studies of catalytic reactions from the surface and gas-phase perspective
13:30Manoj GhosalyaUniversity of OuluAPXPS Study of Photocatalytic Driven Atomic Structure Transformation of Core-Shell Ni@NiCO3/NiO Photocatalyst
13:50Hilde VenvikNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyIn situ NAP-XPS characterization of PdAg hydrogen membranes and model systems
14:10Alfred LarssonLund UniversityUnderstanding the corrosion resistance of advanced industrial alloys
14:30Sabrina GerickeLund UniversityTowards CO2 hydrogenation: A combined (NAP-)XPS and DFT study on In2O3(111) model catalysts
14:50Ricardo MarinhoBrasilia UniversityMicro-jet X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Applied to Surface Studies of Alcohol-Water Mixtures
15:40Andrey Shavorskiy(HAXPES)MAX IV LaboratoryTender and hard x-ray spectroscopy beamline project at MAX IV: update and next steps
16:10Follow up on last year’s discussion: Quantum material and Energy materials


Room: Beginning

09:20Oxana KlementievaSynchrotron-based imaging for biomedical research
09:50Nathaly de la Rosa-RamirezClustering methods for the characterization of synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence images of human carotid atherosclerotic plaque
10:40Rajmund Mokso (Stephen Hall), Per Uvdal, Kajsa Sigfridsson ClaussMedMAX/GTIMAX, Mirari, CheMic
11:20Luis SantosUnderstanding changes in cloud activity of ship exhaust particles induced by fuel sulfur content reduction and wet scrubbing with STXM
13:00Sonka ReimersWriting and reading antiferromagnetic memory fabricated from Mn2Au thin films
13:30Magnus Hörnqvist CollianderScanning transmission WAXS investigations of coatings: Understanding deformation of industrial materials with hard X-ray nanoprobes
14:00Mattias ÅstrandMulti-beam ptychography with Fresnel zone plates
14:50Jens Wenzel AndreasenMulti-Modal Characterization of Kesterite Thin-Film Solar Cells: Experimental results and numerical interpretation
15:20Maik KahntBubbling silver catalysts and new imaging opportunities at NanoMAX
16:00Per Eng-Johnsson, Sara Thorin and Francesca CurbisUpdate from SXL
16:30Kajsa Sigfridsson Clauss, Noelle Walsh, Kim NygårdUpdate from the Tackling Environmental Challenges effort

Diffraction and Scattering

Room: Knowledge

09:00Henrik BirkedallBone across length scales – insights from X-ray imaging methods
09:40Christian AppelMultimodal Imaging at ForMAX – Zooming into Hierarchical Structures
10:00Frederik Holm GjørupMicrosecond in situ sintering experiments
10:20Justus JustWatching Live How Materials Form – Multimodal in-situ real-time
spectroscopy and diffraction reveal the formation process of perovskite
solar cells.
11:00Magnus Hörnqvist CollianderOpera – A hard X-ray operando diffraction beamline
11:40Roland KadarCombining Rheology and Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering at CoSAXS and ForMAX
13:00Maciej LorencNon-thermal insulator to metal phase transition by photoinduced strain dynamics in V2O3
13:40Eric NilssonControlling the motion of atoms in semiconductors using THz radiation
14:00Felix Roosen Runge Spatial variation of molecular structure in stratum corneum studied by scanning SWAXS
14:40Anders ArnerSAXS on muscle from zebrafish and heart
15:20Leila Lo LeggioChanges in active-site geometry on X-ray photo reduction of a lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase active-site copper and saccharide binding
16:00Monika BjelcicSerial Synchrotron Crystallography possibilities at BioMAX and MicroMAX
16:20Cedric DickoCombined spectroscopy and scattering to resolve (bio)molecular processes
16:40Lindsey MerteUltra-thin oxides studied by X-ray diffraction and absorption

18:30 Banquet

Wednesday – Highlight: MAX IV in Collaboration

Room: Theater

09.00 – 09.15​Students awards – poster
09.15 – 10.30Panel discussion – Externally Funded ProjectsGrants Office presentationChair: Anders Mikkelsen
RÅC collaboration – Foivos Perakis, Stockholm University​
Accessibility to Infrastructure collaboration – Wolfgang Knecht, Lund University​
SINCRYS – Mads Ry Jørgensen, Aarhus University/MAX IV
European collaborations – Marjolein Thunnissen, MAX IV​
10.30 – 11.00​Fika break
11.00 – 12.15​Panel discussion – Large Scale CollaborationsNorthern Lights on Food – Tommy Nylander, Lund UniversityChair: Marco Kirm, University of Tartu
Treesearch – Aleksandar Matic, Chalmers University​
WISE – Olle Eriksson, Uppsala University​
FIMAX – Marko Huttula, University of Oulu
12.15 – 12.30​Closeout sessionAgreements with Universities beyond 2023 – Conny Såthe, MAX IV​
Closing remarks – Olof Karis, MAX IV Director
12. 30​Lunch