Welcome to the MicroMAX User Meeting at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research in Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting is centred around the future MicroMAX beamline at MAX IV Laboratory that will open to users at the end of 2022. The programme includes scientific presentations illustrating the science that will be done at MicroMAX
While studying a class of copper-containing enzymes, a team of researchers discovered and characterised a new family of fungal proteins. Their study has now been published on Nature Chemical Biology, including analysis performed at BioMAX. The article is published together with a parallel study that sheds light on one of the potential biological roles of
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.
Thanks to new technological advancements, materials with cross-luminescence are getting new attention after a long period of reduced research activity. Users at FinEstBeAMS from University of Tartu work at gaining new knowledge on cross-luminescent compounds. Scintillators are compounds capable of emitting light when excited by an ionizing radiation, such as X- and gamma-rays or high
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: (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
The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), which funds the majority of MAX IV operations, recently conducted another review of MAX IV on 11–12 November, the third since summer 2018. The previous two reviews exclusively focused on project management issues relating to the beamline program. This review again focused primarily on project management within MAX IV but
Since 19 November, twelve beamlines at MAX IV are taking light, which is a record number in the facility’s history. The former MAX-lab, which closed in 2015, had at the most eleven beamlines up and running. MAX IV has now, with a little over three years going since the first beamline went into operation surpassed