MAX IV Laboratory, together with Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) and the European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS), form the joint Science Hub InfraLife, Infra Access for Life Science Sweden. Recently launched, InfraLife supports Sweden’s national investments in large-scale research infrastructure through dynamic facilitation and access to cutting-edge technology, data science, and active industry-enabling collaboration, outreach,
2019 was a landmark year for MAX IV Laboratory. Continuing the long-standing tradition of delivering innovative technical instruments and capabilities for x-ray science to the research community since MAX-lab was inaugurated in 1987, MAX IV broke new ground by opening five new beamlines to users, and bringing three more into the commissioning phase for
Just before lunch 2 June 2020 the Danish beamline DanMAX saw first light. Representatives from DTU, Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen followed the process online. It was a happy beamline team that could share this moment and as Mads Ry Vogel Jørgensen, project manager diffraction, so adequately describes it it’s several years
Image: participants at the MAX IV User Meeting gathered for the opening plenary session at the Scandic Star hotel in Lund. LUND—MAX IV hosted the 31st User Meeting at the Scandic Star hotel from 23-25 September. The theme this year was Developing MAX IV: with the users, for the users. Over 300 scientists, researchers,
The construction of the DanMAX beamline is well underway and the undulator was recently moved into the accelerator tunnel. See previous news on the progress of DanMAX here. The DanMAX team decided to put a GoPro camera on it to experience the ride from its own point of view.
After working together with FMB Oxford (https://www.fmb-oxford.com) we are happy to announce that the final design of the X-ray optics components has been approved. The next step is now manufacturing and assembly of the various components FMB Oxford factory. When the units are ready they are tested at the factory. Pending succesfull tests they will
Recently, huge forklifts have been making their way through the experiment hall transporting the heavy lead walls that are making up the experiment and optics hutches for one of MAX IV’s highest energy beamlines. DanMAX is under construction and the beamline team is expecting to receive its first users around early 2020, says one
The contract for the X-ray optics for the beamline was awarded to FMB Oxford Ltd. FMBO will deliver all of the optical components in the beamline and parts of the radiation safety equipment. The preliminary design is ongoing and the components will be delivered in the fall of 2019.
The specifications for the X-ray optics for DanMAX has been finalised and the call for tender has just been published. You can find the call for tender on Tenders Electronics Daily: http://ted.europa.eu/TED/notice/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:93496-2018:TEXT:EN:HTML
Yesterday the DanMAX 3m long in-vacuum undulator arrived at MAX IV after a long trip from Hitachi Metal Ltd. in Japan. Today it has been unboxed and we were able to get a first look. Once installed the undulator will deliver the most brilliant X-ray beam at MAX IV. Before shipping the undulator went through