MAX IV welcomes all users, collaborators, and industry to its 2024 user meeting.
With 16 beamlines in operation, we turn to the science enabled by our light source and its impact.

Monday 15 January – Plenary

Registration, Lunch

13:00Welcome – Viktor Öwall
Lund University (SE)
13:05Current state and perspective of
Swedish large scale research infrastructure –
Lisbeth Olsson, Vetenskapsrådet
13:15MAX IV status and overview, Olof “Charlie” Karis, Director
13:50Accelerator status – Pedro Tavares, Machine Director
14:15Keynote: Jean Daillant,
Synchrotron SOLEIL (FR)
15:00☕ Coffee break
16:00Science status and developments
– Marjolein Thunnissen, Life Science Director,
and Aymeric Robert, Physical Science Director
17:00FASM – Annual meeting
17:30Poster session with refreshments:
Student poster competition and beamline posters

Tuesday 16 January – Scientific parallel sessions

Advanced Materials
for a Sustainable Future
(full day)

The session aims to discuss MAX IV’s contribution to supporting materials scientists’ needs in studying advanced materials for a sustainable future and circular economy. The talks will highlight the use of synchrotron-generated X-rays in the materials’ design, production, properties, performance, and applications. Particular attention will be paid to the use of high coherence, brightness, and low emittance of the MAX IV 3 GeV ring. The session will also feature presentations of the future Diffraction, Imaging, and Spectroscopy beamline projects for materials research.

Organisers: Mads Ry Jørgensen, Samuel Mcdonald, Andrey Shavorskiy

08:50Wise management
09:00Keynote: Kristiina Oksman
(Luleå University of Technology)
09:30Jon Otto Fossum
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
09:50☕ Coffee break
10:20Keynote: Tejs Vegge
(Technical University of Denmark)
11:00Maria Hahlin
(Uppsala University)
11:20Roland Kadar
(Chalmers University of Technology)
11:40Kirsten Jensen
(University of Copenhagen)
‘Designing materials on the nanoscale –
insights from in situ studies of material formation’
12:00🥪 Lunch
13:00Nina Lock
(Aarhus University)
“In operando studies
of electrocatalytic reactions”
13:20Lindsey Merte
(Malmö University)
13:40Ute Cappel
(Uppsala University)
(MAX IV Staff)
14:30☕ Coffee break
15:00Keynote: Thomas Sheppard
(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
“Industrial catalysis in the (X-ray) spotlight”
15:30Rainer Timm
(Lund University)
15:50Wei Cao
(Oulu University)
16:10Mogens Christenssen
(Aarhus University)
“Sintering in Second –
New Approach to Sustainable Magnets”
16:30Jenny Rissler
(Lund University, RISE)
“XAS a key for Safe Secondary Use of Residual Waste Streams”
16:50Alfred Larsson
(Lund University)
“The Oxygen Evolution Drives Passivity
Breakdown of Ni-Cr-Mo Alloys”

General life science at MAX IV
(full day)

The session aims to give an overview of Life Science experiments at MAX IV and covers experiments within microscopy and imaging, scattering, spectroscopy and diffraction. A specialized morning session will be dedicated to time-resolved studies using different techniques while while the afternoon will focus on other methods including imaging and crystallography. A wide array of topics within Life Science will be presented including drug discovery, enzymology, pathology, bone as well as environmental studies.

Organizers:  Thomas Ursby, Marjolein Thunnissen

8:30 – 8:50Gergely Katona
University of Gothenburg (SE)
8:50 – 9:10Michal Kepa
Paul Scherrer Institut (CH)
9:10 – 9:30Filip Leonarski
Paul Scherrer Institut (CH)
9:30 – 9:50Monika Bjelcic
10:00 – 10:30☕ Coffee break
10:30 – 11:10Rzemysław Nogły
Jagiellonian University (PL)
11:00 – 11:20TBC
11:20 – 11:50Maria Garcia Alai
EMBL Hamburg (DE)
11:50 – 12:00Wrap up and discussion

After lunch program

13:15 – 14:00James Everett
Keele University (UK)
14:00 – 14:20Uranium uptake
in Daphnia magna
– Estela Reinoso Maset
or Lisa Rossbach
14:20 – 14:40Unravelling Fe S and Zn
pathophysiology of
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
– Bryan Falcones
14:40 – 15.00Biomineral structure of
lizard osteoderm capping tissue
– Adrian Rodriguez
Århus University (DK)
15:00 – 15:30☕ Coffee break
15:30 – 15:50 SAXS mapping of structural
components with relevance
for the rupture of atherosclerotic
plaques to prevent strokes
and heart attacks
– Martin Bech
15:50 – 16:10Tuomas Mansikkala
Oulu (FI)
16:10 – 16:30Time-resolved studies using Balder
– Kewei Zhao
Princeton (US)
17:30 – 16:50BioMAX
16:50 – 17:10Qim
– Anders Bjornholm Dahl
17:10 – 17:30Protein production platform
– Malin Backström

Spectroscopy at MAX IV
(half day, before lunch)

Highlighting the science done with the MAX IV spectroscopy beamlines and giving example user science cases from selected areas. We cover a wide range of science areas within the technique ranging from Low Density Matter (LDM) to quantum materials to surface science to catalysis.

Organiser: Esko Kokkonen

08:30Edvin Lundgen
FlexPES / Hippie / Balder
Lund University (SE)
09:00Marcin Sikora
University of Science and Technology (PL)
09:20Bharti Matta
09:40Simon Cooil
10:00 ☕ Coffee break
10:30Dmitry Spasskiy
University of Tartu (EE)
10:50Calle Preger
Lund University (SE)
11:10Andreas Hans
FinEstBeAMS / FlexPES
11:30Jan-Erik Rubensson
Uppsala University (SE)
11:50Xiangrui Kong
University of Gothenburg (SE)

🥪 Lunch

Coherent methods
and the new CXI branchline
(half day, after lunch)

This session will emphasize the opportunities and challenges in exploiting some of the unique properties of 4th generation synchrotron sources, particularly X-ray coherence. These light sources provide a dramatic increase in X-ray coherent flux, especially at long wavelengths. Some contributions will relate to the ongoing activities at our SoftiMAX beamline, among which the development of a branchline dedicated to Coherent X-ray Diffraction, but also soft X-ray speckle spectroscopy techniques. We also welcome contributions about experiments performed with coherent X-rays of much shorter wavelengths.

Organiser: Jörg Schwenke

13:00Sujoy Roy
Berkeley Lab (US)
13:45Jörg Schwenke
14:10Gerardina Carbone
14:30☕ Coffee break
15:00Martin Beye
Stockholm University (SE)
15:30Michael Schneider
Max Born Institute (DE)
16:00Pablo Villanueva Perez
Division of Synchrotron Radiation Research
Lund University (SE)
16:30Foivos Perakis
Stockholm University (SE)

Wednesday 17 January – Plenary and beamline visits

08:30Keynote (TBA)
09:00Science Talk: Erik S. Thomson
University of Gothenburg (SE)
09:30Science Talk: Maciej Lorenc
CNRS, University of Rennes (FR)
10:00☕ Coffee break
10:30Industry Talks (TBA 4×10 min)
11:15Roadmap process for new instrumentation (general introduction)
11:30Status and conceptual design for a future beamline for imaging in life science
11:45Status WISE and beamlines supporting materials science
11.55Conceptual design for a future spectroscopy beamline supporting materials science
12:05Conceptual design for a future imaging beamline supporting materials science
12:15Conceptual design for a future diffraction beamline supporting materials science 
12:30🥪 Lunch
13:15Bus transfer to MAX IV

The afternoon sessions will take place at MAX IV. We provide Bus transfer from Scandic to MAX IV (requires pre-registration), there will be no Bus back to the Scandic. MAX IV is conveniently connected with the city centre and central station by the tram. Single ride tickets for the tram can be easily purchased with any contactless credit card or Google / Apple pay on mobile phones by blipping at the terminals inside the tram (and bus).

Time:Session / visit:
13:30 – 16:30Balder: Beamline user sessions
13:30 – 16:30FemtoMAX: Beamline user sessions
13:30 – 16:30HIPPIE: Beamline user sessions
13:30 – 15:00Facility & Beamline visits (choose one):
·       ForMAX / CoSAXS beamline and facility visit
·       BioMAX / MicroMAX beamline and facility visit
·       FlexPES / FinestBeAMS beamline and facility visit
·       NanoMAX / DanMAX beamline and facility visit
·       MAXPEEM / SoftiMAX beamline and facility visit
·       VERITAS / SPECIES RIXS beamline and facility visit
Page manager: Geer Rift December 6, 2023