Noble metal catalysts are critical ingredients in reactions for large-scale chemical synthesis, environmental energy generation and air purification. Research from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) with MAX IV’s HIPPIE beamline outlines a unique single atom catalyst (SAC) model system based on platinum-gallium liquid metal solution or SCALMS. The FAU research group studied the stability of the
A new five-axis parallel kinematic mirror unit has been developed for MAX IV soft X-ray beamlines. Its development and technical characteristics are now described in a peer-reviewed article. In an article published in March 2020 in the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, a team from Uppsala University, MAX IV Laboratory, FMB Feinwerk und Messtechnik GmbH, and
Understanding chemical processes, such as catalysis, at the atomic level is a complex endeavour. It requires a thorough experimental design, which spans from choosing and developing the right model, to using the best instrument to perform controlled and advanced analysis. The latter aspect is where MAX IV comes into play with its state-of-the-art beamlines.
image: Researcher Saeed Saedy demonstrates his work with the HIPPIE beamline. The Swedish Institute (SI) offered a scholarship-based training programme at MAX IV in 2019 for researchers from the eight Middle Eastern countries affiliated with SESAME—Synchotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East—light source located in Jordan. During the autumn, two visiting