Illustration of the virus SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of Covid-19. Credit: Pixabay An international collaboration of scientists identified four fragments that interact with the nsp10 protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus using the FragMAX platform and BioMAX beamline. The fragments could be used to develop inhibitors that supplant key enzymes activated by the protein—an application which
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KTH professor Jinshan Pan by the HIPPIE beamline station at MAX IV. Credit: MAX IV Laboratory To be able to develop more sustainable and durable materials, global tool steel manufacturer Uddeholm is using synchrotron X-rays to study new possible ways to optimise the hardening treatments of advanced tool alloys. How can industrial tools perform better
Linköping University scientist Xianjie Liu in the control room at HIPPIE beamline. Credit: MAX IV Laboratory How can tomorrow’s solar cells become even more energy efficient? This is what pioneering company Epishine is currently investigating at the MAX IV beamline HIPPIE. Swedish cleantech company Epishine’s patented manufacturing process for producing thin, flexible organic solar cells
Inside MAX IV’s Energy Central building in Lund. Credit: Kraftringen AB Sustainability measures, when applied intelligently, bolster societal productivity and deliver tangible improvements to the natural environment. Some argue that world economies cannot survive the impacts of business as usual in terms of pollution and high energy demands. In Lund, sustainability in work and life
It is a cold, grey November day in 2018 when we meet the researchers from Lund University at MAX IV, a research facility with the world’s brightest and most focused X-rays. Researchers from all over the world travel here to investigate things at the atomic level and see how molecules bind to one other;
Join us in the tour of MAX IV Laboratory’s accelerators hosted by Sverker Werin, professor in accelerator physics at Lund University and MAX IV. In this video you will follow the electrons in their journey from the electron guns to the storage rings and discover how the brilliant X-ray source of MAX IV is produced.
The technological advancement of fourth-generation synchrotrons, pioneered by MAX IV Laboratory, opens research opportunities that were impossible just a few years ago. In a newly published research paper, we get proof of the revolutionary impact that MAX IV’s photons can have for the advancement of nanoelectronics, both in research and for industrial manufacturers. Thanks to
With its three endstations, FinEstBeAMS is becoming one of MAX IV most prolific beamlines. Recently, three new articles on scintillators are the first studies to be produced using FinEstBeAMS’s photoluminescence endstation. FinEstBeAMS, the Finnish-Estonian beamline at MAX IV’s 1.5 GeV storage ring, offers research opportunities in the fields of atmospheric and material science. Recently no
In a joint project across three universities and MAX IV laboratory, researchers have developed a revolutionary experimental setup for atomic layer deposition. The new instrument was designed specifically for MAX IV and will allow for observations previously impossible. SPECIES, one of the soft X-ray beamlines in MAX IV 1.5 GeV storage ring, has added to
We are thrilled to share with you MAX IV’s very own podcast: Intronauts – Exploring brilliant science. We have created this podcast because we are eager to share with all of you some of the stories some of the exciting stories about science and life in one of the most advanced laboratories in the world.