From left to right: Robert Seidel, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin; Nønne Prisle, Kamal Raj and Jack Lin, University of Oulu at the HIPPIE beamline The ATMOS research group in the NANOMO unit, led by Nønne Prisle, Associate Professor at the University of Oulu, are trying to find out what kind of chemistry is happening in
Over the last decades, the astonishing properties of carbon nanomaterials have attracted scientific interest and efforts to improve their potential has been made. The unique electrical, optical and mechanical properties have encouraged the continuous research breakthroughs, hence accelerating the commercialisation process. To meet the specific requirements demanded by an application or expand their use to
Clean fresh water is a scarce resource. Areas of the world suffering from drought have to filter the salt out of seawater to make it drinkable. In other areas, the water may instead have a high content of toxic compounds, such as arsenic. If you think about a water filter as a kind of strainer
The samples at BioMAX beamline are very sensitive biomolecule crystals. It could, for example, be one of the many proteins you have in your body. They only last for a short time in the intense X-ray light before being damaged and needs to be placed exactly right before the researchers switch on the beam.
We talk a lot about light at MAX IV and we are very proud of the quality and brightness of the X-rays coming from our accelerator every day. However, the light on its own is not enough. Scientists coming to use MAX IV have lots different requirements when it comes to how their precious
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,
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
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
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.
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