Hutches ready and optics contract signed for DanMAX

Hutches ready and optics contract signed for DanMAX

 

Recently, huge forklifts have been making their way through the experiment hall transporting the heavy lead walls that are making up the experiment and optics hutches for one of MAX IV’s highest energy beamlines. DanMAX is under construction and the beamline team is expecting to receive its first users around early 2020, says one of the two project managers, Innokenty Kantor from MAX IV and Technical University of Denmark. The other manager of the DanMAX project is Mads Ry Jørgensen from MAX IV and Aarhus University. The hutches are now ready and the contract for the beamline X-ray optics was just recently signed.

When it is completed, DanMAX will have two end stations. One for microtomography and one for powder diffraction. The two complementary end stations are designed especially for studying materials in-situ and operando, that is operating in similar conditions to in which they are going to be used. Examples of future projects are battery research or studying fatigue in the blades of wind turbines. A wide range of scientific communities reaching from materials sciences and energy materials to food science, geoscience and pharmaceuticals are expected to benefit from the possibilities that will be offered by DanMAX.

 


See the full interview with Innokenty Kantor about the progress of DanMAX

See a time lapse of the construction of the DanMAX experiment hutch