photo: B. Libberton We may have state-of-the-art detectors, the worlds most modern synchrotron facility and an intense X-ray beam shining at our sample through a carefully put together beamline – but if we can’t measure the properties of that beam, the data we from the sample will not be possible to interpret correctly. In a
MAX IV pairs up with Sprint Bioscience, a listed drug development company, in a new project to improve how companies can benefit from new, faster X-ray fragment screening experiments, while still protecting their valuable information during analysis at FragMAX. Recently, the project was granted with 500 000 SEK from Sweden’s innovation agency Vinnova. More or
“I’ve read that one of the criteria to get the honorary doctorate is that it’s given to people who have expanded their field in non-traditional ways. In the last 37 years I’ve done many things in a non-traditional way to get to the point where I am”, says Stanley Micklavzina, physics educator from University of
Producing the perfect light that scientists can use for their measurements of various materials is the key to running a synchrotron. MAX IV has reached a new milestone – having light in all 11 beamlines that are either in commissioning or in regular user operation. Stephen Molloy, Head of Operations explains: “What we want to
The construction of the DanMAX beamline is well underway and the undulator was recently moved into the accelerator tunnel. See previous news on the progress of DanMAX here. The DanMAX team decided to put a GoPro camera on it to experience the ride from its own point of view.
Iron leaking from forest soil is thought to be a factor in the increasing brown coloration of nearby waters called browning. It has consequences ranging from their use as drinking water to the sight of water living organisms in a darker surrounding. A recent experiment at beamline Balder aims to contribute clues to a better
The Species beamline, a soft x-ray beamline on the 1.5 GeV ring, received first light 1 April 2019 and since then the team have been busy commissioning and characterizing the performance of the beamline. In short, theory and reality align very well and the first APXPS experiment with synchrotron radiation at SPECIES has been demonstrated.
In March, MAX IV, LINXS and RISE organised a workshop to bring together x-ray and neutron researchers and the food industry. The aim was to identify common challenges and start new collaborations on how to develop and improve food and food processes. More than 100 participants attended the event, including researchers from different institutes and
Ann Terry, researcher at CoSAXS, about the new vacuum vessel and the coming science at the beamline See a few clips from when the vacuum vessel was delivered and installed The experimental techniques used at the CoSAXS beamline will use a huge vacuum vessel with possibilities to accommodate two in-vacuum detectors in the
Welcome to the second joint MAX IV – ESS science colloquium! When: 15 May, 15:15. Where: conference room MAX III, MAX IV Laboratory, Who: Ann Terry, Group Manager for Diffraction and Scattering, MAX IV Laboratory What: Talk on the topic Large Spiders at Small Angles. Why is silk so fascinating? How do spiders spin their