BioMAX is a state-of-the-art macromolecular crystallography beamline, the first beamline at MAX IV Laboratory to open its doors in 2017. At BioMAX, researchers use X-rays to characterize the structures of macromolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA). By hitting crystallised molecules with X-ray and observing the resulting diffraction pattern, scientists can mathematically
Join us in the tour of MAX IV Laboratory’s accelerators hosted by Sverker Werin, professor in accelerator physics at Lund University and MAX IV. In this video you will follow the electrons in their journey from the electron guns to the storage rings and discover how the brilliant X-ray source of MAX IV is produced.
The Accelerator Development group at MAX IV is constantly researching and testing solutions to improve the quality and stability of the electron beam. A new article published in Physical Review Accelerators and Beams builds upon years of research and previous publications and provides new insights on the impact of an effect called ‘transient beam loading’
The technological advancement of fourth-generation synchrotrons, pioneered by MAX IV Laboratory, opens research opportunities that were impossible just a few years ago. In a newly published research paper, we get proof of the revolutionary impact that MAX IV’s photons can have for the advancement of nanoelectronics, both in research and for industrial manufacturers. Thanks to
With its three endstations, FinEstBeAMS is becoming one of MAX IV most prolific beamlines. Recently, three new articles on scintillators are the first studies to be produced using FinEstBeAMS’s photoluminescence endstation. FinEstBeAMS, the Finnish-Estonian beamline at MAX IV’s 1.5 GeV storage ring, offers research opportunities in the fields of atmospheric and material science. Recently no
A new five-axis parallel kinematic mirror unit has been developed for MAX IV soft X-ray beamlines. Its development and technical characteristics are now described in a peer-reviewed article. In an article published in March 2020 in the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, a team from Uppsala University, MAX IV Laboratory, FMB Feinwerk und Messtechnik GmbH, and
A team from the Swedish company Alfa Laval used MAX IV beamline MAXPEEM to gain unprecedented insights on the oxide layer of stainless steel. The information they obtained will be highly beneficial for the company’s R&D activities. At MAX IV Laboratory, we strive to empower academic and industrial users alike with ever more advanced knowledge
International travel restrictions as well as national travel recommendations due to COVID-19 have imposed a challenge on scientists in need of beamtime. BioMAX is therefore now running remote sessions with users. At MAX IV Laboratory, our priorities during this COVID-19 pandemic are to keep our staff, users and contractors safe and contribute to societal solidarity
In a joint project across three universities and MAX IV laboratory, researchers have developed a revolutionary experimental setup for atomic layer deposition. The new instrument was designed specifically for MAX IV and will allow for observations previously impossible. SPECIES, one of the soft X-ray beamlines in MAX IV 1.5 GeV storage ring, has added to
We are thrilled to share with you MAX IV’s very own podcast: Intronauts – Exploring brilliant science. We have created this podcast because we are eager to share with all of you some of the stories some of the exciting stories about science and life in one of the most advanced laboratories in the world.