The intense X-ray light for each of the MAX IV beamlines is generated when fast electrons fly through an array of magnets, placed in a so-called insertion device. In a recent report, our insertion device team present the commissioning results for the first nine of these beamline specific instruments. At synchrotrons like MAX IV, we
Photo of the luminescence endstation at FinEstBeAMS by Ruona. In 2012, the last dedicated luminescence spectroscopy end station closed its doors at the DESY synchrotron in Hamburg. Since then, the user community has been scattered looking for a place to continue their important research on everything from medical imaging to dark matter detectors. This month,
A national expertise network for sample preparation has been funded by a recent Swedish Research Council grant. It will become a valuable asset to users in the areas of imaging and spectroscopy of soft and life science samples at MAX IV. Several regional nodes for support and advice in sample preparation will be available. We
At the beamline SoftiMAX, users will have access to methods for X-ray imaging and microscopy for investigation of everything from cells and viruses to how pollutants move through an ecosystem. An important step in the construction process for the beamline was taken recently when the fourteen tonnes insertion device, an instrument holding an array
Photo of heated steel sample in the analysis chamber at the HERMES beamline, Soleil, Paris. If you watched a wildlife documentary and then visited your local zoo, you may have been disappointed. Animals in captivity don’t behave the same as those in the wild. In the same way, when we study materials in the
The biological laboratory at MAX IV is the central laboratory facility to support life science related experiments at various beamlines and also a platform to carry out in-house life science research. The lab complements those beamline-attached sample preparation units and is designed to offer extended instrumentation access and top-notch supports with continuous upgrading possibility.