Not so long ago, graphene was proclaimed a new wonder-material thanks to its outstanding mechanical, chemical, and electronic properties. While mass-production of graphene-based devices is yet to come true, the extensive research within one-atom-thick materials has helped to discover a few other “flatlands”: silicene, germanene and borophene (one-atom-thick sheets of silicon, germanium and boron).
SoftiMAX is the 13th beamline to “see the light” at MAX IV. The team received approval mid-March from the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority to start commissioning and has made rapid progress since then. The synchrotron light was delivered all the way from the undulator to the monochromator within the first few hours after opening the shutter.
The FlexPES beamline has recently welcomed its first regular user, conducting experiments on a new type of semi-transparent solar cells. With its two branches and up to four focal points, FlexPES allows for research spanning over several scientific fields, from surface and material science, to studies on low-density matter. Commissioning activities for the FlexPES
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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
Northern Lights on Food has received funding from Formas to establish a Swedish network to support food scientists to take full advantage of the new outstanding research tools available at the European Spallation Source, ESS and MAX IV Laboratory in Lund. These tools are anticipated to lead to new knowledge and cutting-edge technology and innovation for the
NanoMAX beamline group (from left): Maik Kahnt, Simone Sala, Alexander Björling, Sebastian Kalbfleisch, Ulf Johansson Operational performance at MAX IV does live up to theoretical calculation. As published in the journal Optics Express, diagnostics data from NanoMAX beamline confirms the X-ray source delivers simultaneous high coherence and high intensity on sample. The beamline also
Building a beamline is a very long and intricate project going from discussions in the research community, funding, designing, procuring, building, installations, commissioning and finally opening for regular users. It takes at least five years from idea to realisation. Sometimes even more than a decade. MicroMAX was funded in 2018, by Novo Nordisk Fonden, but