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
An article recently published in 2D Materials shows the first experimental evidence of the successful formation of arsenene, an analogue of graphene with noteworthy semiconducting properties. This material shows a great potential for the development of new nanoelectronics. Crucial sample preparation and electron spectroscopy experiments were performed at the Bloch beamline at MAX IV. The
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
Nanoparticles used as a well-ordered model system for the complex industrial catalyst. Using a model system it is possible to achieve atomic resolution of the catalysts. Credit: Sara Blomberg The future of efficient biofuel production is within reach. With measurements from MAX IV’s SPECIES beamline, a group from Lund University and RISE, Research Institutes
In a paper published in October 2019, researchers from different institutions came to MAX IV to study timing performance of scintillators, materials employed in applications such as cancer diagnosis. At FemtoMAX they achieved an instrumental time resolution of 38 picoseconds, something never recorder in literature before. FemtoMAX, the ultrafast beamline at MAX IV, is now
Image: Attendees at the 6th annual APXPS workshop on the Lund University campus. MAX IV hosted the 6th Annual Ambient pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (APX-PS) Workshop from 10-13 December, 2019. Over 100 researchers working in the fields of catalysis, electrochemistry, and environmental science met to discuss the newest developments and applications in ambient pressure XPS.
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: (from left) PAC members Charlotte Sanders and Jill Miwa on a break from discussing beamtime proposals. The MAX IV Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) met from 31 October through the first week of November to discuss beamtime proposals submitted during the August call for general users. The MAX IV User Office holds PAC meetings on
On Thursday November 14, the team at the CoSAXS beamline detected the first monochromatic light, a crucial step in the beamline commissioning activities. The CoSAXS beamline, set to become an advanced multipurpose Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) instrument, reached an critical landmark last week when the team detected the first monochromatic light. This detection
We talk a lot about light at MAX IV and we are very proud of the quality and brightness of the X-rays coming from our accelerator every day. However, the light on its own is not enough. Scientists coming to use MAX IV have lots different requirements when it comes to how their precious