Noble metal catalysts are critical ingredients in reactions for large-scale chemical synthesis, environmental energy generation and air purification. Research from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) with MAX IV’s HIPPIE beamline outlines a unique single atom catalyst (SAC) model system based on platinum-gallium liquid metal solution or SCALMS. The FAU research group studied the stability of the
An international team of researchers has investigated the industrially important atomic layer deposition procedure for deposition of hafnium oxide on indium arsenide. Using ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, the researchers could follow the oxide formation under industry-relevant conditions. The results of the research play a significant role in the future development of low-power and
Illustration by: Giulio D’Acunto, Lund University Two-dimensional materials can be used as a coating to protect copper from corrosion. A recent study conducted at beamline HIPPIE shows that the onset of corrosion can be delayed from room temperature up to more than 120 degrees centigrade using graphene or hexagonal boron nitride. The different properties of
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
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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
In a new publication in Nature Communications, a team from the Dutch company Syngaschem BV and the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research elucidates for the first time some aspects of the Fischer-Tropsch reaction, used for converting synthesis gas into synthetic fuels. Analysis performed at HIPPIE beamline at MAX IV were instrumental to achieve these
Understanding chemical processes, such as catalysis, at the atomic level is a complex endeavour. It requires a thorough experimental design, which spans from choosing and developing the right model, to using the best instrument to perform controlled and advanced analysis. The latter aspect is where MAX IV comes into play with its state-of-the-art beamlines.
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,
image: Researcher Saeed Saedy demonstrates his work with the HIPPIE beamline. The Swedish Institute (SI) offered a scholarship-based training programme at MAX IV in 2019 for researchers from the eight Middle Eastern countries affiliated with SESAME—Synchotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East—light source located in Jordan. During the autumn, two visiting