Two-dimensional sheets of graphene in the form of ribbons a few tens of nanometers across have unique properties that are highly interesting for use in future electronics. Researchers have now for the first time fully characterised nanoribbons grown in both the two possible configurations on the same wafer with a clear route towards upscaling
From the big magnets to the gas bottles, laptop, and left behind coffee cups. The miniature model built by Jessica Lastow, one of our summer interns 2018, shows off the life at the only beamline located underground at MAX IV, FemtoMAX. FemtoMAX is a bit different than the other beamlines. Instead of being connected to
Photo: Nille Leander Three artists recently presented their ongoing work that has been developed as a collaboration of the artists-in-residence program at ARNA and scientists at MAX IV as one part of the larger project “Art, Ecology, and Science.” 118 artists from 16 different countries applied in the international call for the project. The aim of
Uwe Müller and Gustavo Lima were recently awarded funding from Vetenskapsrådet for their project FragMAX. This project runs in collaboration with two Swedish companies, Astra Zeneca and SAROMICS BioStructures and the Lund University Protein Production Platform LP3. FragMAX aims to establish a fragment screening facility at MAX IV, which is an important tool for industrial
On the surface of copper, carbon dioxide molecules can stick and break up into carbon monoxide and oxygen. This is the first step in converting this greenhouse gas into other useful chemicals. Researchers have used the HIPPIE experiment station of MAX IV to study which properties of the copper surface makes the reaction most efficient.
Image: The SESAME Synchrotron in Jordan The Swedish Institute is funding scholarships for training for researchers related to the SESAME synchrotron in Jordan to come to MAX IV for 3 – 6 months. The first researcher to be awarded a grant is now in Lund and well underway with her training. Saima Rasheed is an
A new EU project in the program area Öresund-Kattegatt-Skagerak (ÖKS) has been approved. The Hanseatic League of Science (HALOS) will build a unique collaboration between Hamburg and South-West Scandinavia, bring together the four unique research facilities MAX IV, ESS, DESY and European XFEL, and create a centre for integrated, world-leading Life Science innovation and research.
MAX IV’s Anders Engdahl was part of a team that published a landmark study about biological tissue found in a Jurassic fossil. The work published this week in Nature is one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind and sheds new light on the life of a prehistoric sea creature. Ichthyosaurs were reptiles
Sara Blomberg is a postdoc at Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University. Her research project “In situ activation study of NiMo catalyst tailored for biofuel production” focuses on characterisation of catalysts used in the hydrogenation processes of depolymerisation of lignin. What this translates to in layperson language is “trying to understanding how a catalyst cuts
The MAX IV accelerators are constructed with the goal of delivering the most intense and well defined beams of light possible to the experiment stations around the lab. There, researchers from all over the world use the light, predominantly in the ultraviolet and X-ray parts of the spectrum, for experiments on everything from new pharmaceuticals