KTH professor Jinshan Pan by the HIPPIE beamline station at MAX IV. Credit: MAX IV Laboratory To be able to develop more sustainable and durable materials, global tool steel manufacturer Uddeholm is using synchrotron X-rays to study new possible ways to optimise the hardening treatments of advanced tool alloys. How can industrial tools perform better
Linköping University scientist Xianjie Liu in the control room at HIPPIE beamline. Credit: MAX IV Laboratory How can tomorrow’s solar cells become even more energy efficient? This is what pioneering company Epishine is currently investigating at the MAX IV beamline HIPPIE. Swedish cleantech company Epishine’s patented manufacturing process for producing thin, flexible organic solar cells
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.