The hard X-Ray nanoprobe of Max IV – NanoMAX – is designed to take full advantage of MAX IV’s exceptionally low emittance and the resulting coherence properties of the X-ray beam. The use of diffraction-limited optics will allow producing tightly focused coherent beams enabling imaging applications using diffraction, scattering, fluorescence and other methods, at unprecedented resolution. With its two experimental stations designed to offer, the first, the smallest focal spot, and the other, large flexibility at the expense of a larger focal spot for various scattering geometries, NanoMAX will offer exciting applications for a wide variety of research fields, such as materials science, life science, earth science, nanoscience, physics, chemistry and biology.

Available forTechnique description
General UserX-Ray Fluorescence; 2D maps at fixed angular position
General UserFar Field Ptychography
General UserCoherent X-ray diffraction
General UserAP-XPS at the solid-liquid and liquid-gas interfaces via use of dip-and-pull or liquid microjet methods in the electrochemical / liquid cell
General UserAP-XPS on catalytic and surface science type systems at mbar pressure range in the catalysis cell
General UserFTIR simultaneously with AP-XPS with the PM-IRRAS setup
General UserMacromolecular crystallography with XXX μm, at fixed energies of XX keV, automatic specimen handling, and data collection with an Eiger 16M detector at frame rates up to xxx Hz.
General UserRemote data collection for single crystals of 20 microns and up.

2021-04-15

Oxygen cycling reveals path to next-gen ferroelectric devices

Image: Members of the research group from the University of Groningen and MAX IV Laboratory. Credit: Pavan Nukala Research is heating up to achieve greater fundamental understanding of the mechanism of ferroelectricity in hafnia-based materials, a crucial step in the development of next generation devices. New findings from the University of Groningen (RUG) in the