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
Catalysis is an enabling technology and a main driver of our modern economy. Catalysis is a key in the development of sustainable energy systems and production lines of bulk and fine chemicals with low environmental impact. Altogether, the catalysis-based industry contributes to more than a third of the global gross domestic product (GDP). Estimates
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
The FlexPES beamline has recently welcomed its first regular user, conducting experiments on a new type of semi-transparent solar cells. With its two branches and up to four focal points, FlexPES allows for research spanning over several scientific fields, from surface and material science, to studies on low-density matter. Commissioning activities for the FlexPES
A 2-year postdoc position is open at FlexPES beamline, for young researchers with interesting projects in the areas of surface and material science. Apply here (till August 11).
First beam was observed at the FlexPES frontend on 20.05.2019, and a variety of important commissioning milestones were achieved in June 2019 (before the summer shutdown). Although much more systematic work has to be done after the summer, a GENERAL USER CALL FOR FlexPES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ALREADY IN AUGUST 2019, with first user experiments
Work published in the Royal Society of Chemistry with the support of the Helmholtz Association through the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science at DESY. MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Sweden, European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 and the Academy of Finland. Remember doing titrations in chemistry class? Adding acid drop-by-drop
Claudia Struzzi and Nikolay Vinogradov working in the scanning tunneling microscopy laboratory at MAX IV Two projects have received funding from the Carl Tryggers Stiftelse för Vetenskaplig Forskning Atomic force microscopy at MAX IV for studies of novel carbon nanostructures and modern catalysts Alexei Preobrajenski, Jan Knudsen, Nikolay Vinogradov Scanning probe techniques such as