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