Metal industry giant conducts experiments at MAX IV

Sandvik Coromant and Chalmers University of Technology teamed up to conduct experiments for increasing the product lifetime of metal cutting tools. With the help of the NanoMAX beamline at MAX IV, a team of scientists and R&D professionals will further study the atomic structure of the Titanium Aluminium Nitride (TiAlN) coatings. What makes metal cutting tools

Nano solutions for future supercomputers: resolving the von-Neumann bottleneck

Researchers from Lund University benefitted from MAX IV laboratory to find solutions to the long-standing technological challenge: the von-Neumann bottleneck. After nearly year-long research during the pandemic, they successfully integrated the processor and memory onto a single vertical nanowire in a 3D configuration while showcasing in-memory computing with a minimal footprint.

X-Rays help the industry make chocolate even more enjoyable

Chocolate is the favorite sweet of millions around the world. What makes it even more tempting is the dozens of flavors that suit each consumer’s taste. To get something so favored to everyone in the form of new products, a team of Scientists from AAK and RISE have recently visited MAX IV to study the

Salts of the Earth aid understanding of Martian salt chemistry

How does one learn more about the characteristics of the Martian atmospheric chemistry and climate system while seated 56 million plus kilometres away? Using MAX IV’s HIPPIE beamline, an international research group studied the surface solvation of salts from Earth’s Qaidam Basin, which bear close resemblance to Martian salts and how these influence the respective planet’s surface. The work also establishes the feasibility of the APXPS technique for future studies with Martian salts.

4th generation X-ray brilliance and nanoscale microscopy reveal clearest crystalline form

To capture extraordinary nanoscale details in crystallography takes the powerful coherent flux of a 4th generation light source. Recent work in Light: Science & Applications by an international research team has revealed 3D images of a complex crystalline star structure using Bragg ptychography and new advanced analysis tools at MAX IV’s NanoMAX beamline. The results demonstrate the possibility of unprecedented data quality beyond experimental limitations from new synchrotron sources.

New Eyes on Forest-Based Materials – ForMAX comes online

ForMAX is the 15th beamline to come online at MAX IV. A large part of the research to be conducted at the beamline will promote the development of new materials and speciality chemicals from renewable forest resources. ForMAX is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and industrial partners through the Treesearch consortium.

Scientists unlock secrets of surface receptor activation opening door to engineer plant-microbe interactions

In a study combining structural biology, biochemical and genetic approaches, scientists showed that plant cell-surface receptors employ a mechanism for error correction responsible for the control of receptor activation and signaling select bacterial symbionts. This demonstration opens the door to potentially manipulating such receptors’ binding sites in legumes and other organisms in the future.

Deciphering corrosion resistance of superalloys

To develop longer-lasting metallic materials for harsh operating conditions requires understanding of their surface composition, structure and properties. A Swedish research group investigated the surface chemistry and thickness of the protective native oxide layer of nickel superalloys at MAX IV’s FlexPES beamline.