X-ray eyes on artifact from shipwreck Gribshunden

When history meets present-day science fascinating things reveal themselves. In such a case, a sample of chain mail from the 15th century Danish flagship, Gribshunden, was recently analysed at MAX IV’s NanoMAX beamline. Researchers from Lund University want to know more about the structural and chemical makeup of the metal to give us a window into Sweden’s past.

Metal industry giant conducts experiments at MAX IV

Sandvik Coromant and Chalmers University of Technology teamed up to conduct experiments for increasing the product lifetime of metal cutting tools. With the help of the NanoMAX beamline at MAX IV, a team of scientists and R&D professionals will further study the atomic structure of the Titanium Aluminium Nitride (TiAlN) coatings. What makes metal cutting tools

Deciphering corrosion resistance of superalloys

To develop longer-lasting metallic materials for harsh operating conditions requires understanding of their surface composition, structure and properties. A Swedish research group investigated the surface chemistry and thickness of the protective native oxide layer of nickel superalloys at MAX IV’s FlexPES beamline.