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
In their quest to find new and better methods to make cancer cells more susceptible to treatment, Karin Lindkvist and her research group at Lund University in Sweden are looking into the world of molecules, using the X-rays at the MAX IV laboratory. The researchers believe that limiting the cells’ access to sugar will make
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
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,