Please note that due to uncertainties related to the risk of electricity shortage affecting MAX IV user operation, a comparably large number of proposals were put on reserve-list for this call. This in turn affects e.g. our over-subscription rates.


Submitted proposals359
Accepted proposals144
Reserve-listed due to risk of electricity shortage79
Average score3.51
Average cutoff score3.84


Oversubscription rates based on number of proposals, per beamline, for the Spring23 call.

Beamline Oversubscription
Balder 3.75
BioMAX 1.33
Bloch 4.09
CoSAXS 1.89
DanMAX 1.76
FemtoMAX 2.0
FinEstBeAMS 2.7
FlexPES 2.64
ForMAX 1.88
MicroMAX N/A
NanoMAX 2.58
SoftiMAX 2.0
Veritas 3.75

Accepted proposals per beamline

Below you will find a list of all the accepted proposals for the Spring23 call, in alphabetical order per main proposers last name.

Proposer Institute Proposal title
Blomberg Lund University Defect free, ultra-thin W-ZSM-5 catalyst for synthesis of renewable fuels
Blomqvist Malmö University Measurement and Analysis of XAFS, XANES, and EXAFS of FeO and Fe3O4 sample for training and educational purposes.
Boesen Aarhus University Wired life – insights into a wired terminal oxidase
Ciambezi Lund University How early stage crystallization determines the homogeneity of mixed Br-I halide perovskites
Eensalu Tallinn University of Technology Chemical bonding of Sb to impurities in Sb2S3 photovoltaic absorber thin films
Grespi Lund University Corrosion of Ni superalloys studied with GIXAFS, XRF and 2D-SOR
Lundgren Lund University The electro-oxidation and dissolution of Au(111) studied by GIXAFS, XRF and 2D-SOR
Pranzas Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht One day practical within the framework of the MATRAC 1 School
Uhlig Lund University LINXS XAS-School 2022 – Practical EXAFS and XANES, Hands on training in Design, Performance and Analysis and of XAS experiments
van Genuchten Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) Electrochemical arsenic removal from anoxic groundwater using a novel air-cathode system
Weaver University of Florida Local ordering and oxidation states at trimetallic PtCrAg alloy surfaces during catalysis
Zhao Princeton University Impact of major and trace ions of seawater in chemical stability of amorphous calcium carbonate
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Lehtiö University of Oulu Instruct-ERIC course on X-ray, electron and neutron crystallography
Lo Leggio University of Copenhagen Visit and remote beamtime for UCPH course in Integrative Structural Biology
Logan Lund University Crystallographic fragment screening on the N-terminal domain of human galectin-8: towards new leads for drug design
Sekula Lodz University of Technology Structural studies of the plant enzymes of arginine metabolism as molecular targets of novel plant protection products
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Barquero University of Amsterdam Effect of the magnetic ground state on the topological phase of MnSb2Te4 single crystals
Dil Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Spin texture of 2DEG on cleaved single domain SrTiO3(001)
Jung Pohang University of Science and Technology Investigating the Dirac nodal line states of ferrimagnetic semiconductor Mn3Si2Te6
Knudsen Lund University Beamtime experiments for the course: Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces (FYST19) Lund University
Li Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Electronic Structure of Magnetic Nodal-Line Semiconductors Candidate Mn3Si2Te6
Lin University of Zürich Strain tuning higher order Van Hove singularity in the kagome superconductor
Liu University of Oxford Element-dependent electronic structures of isostructural 5f intermetallics
Schröter Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics Parallel spin-momentum locking of multifold fermions
Starke Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research Spin-orbit coupling effects in Pb intercalated epitaxial graphene on SiC
Straub University of Geneva A novel cleaving technique for a doping dependent study of Tl2Ba2CuO6+delta
von Arx Chalmers University of Technology (CTH) Metal-insulator transition and exotic order in PrRu4P12
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Andersson Umeå University Determining coupling between substrate availability and catalysis dynamics in the adenylate kinase reaction
Barchan Lund University A systematic investigation of the effect of head group and fatty acid chain in packing of novel glycophospholipids
Corredig Aarhus University Probing concentrated casein structures during transglutaminase crosslinking
D’Angelo University of Rome La Sapienza SAXS investigation of cationic surfactants in deep eutectic solvents
Feygenson European Spallation Source ERIC Magnetic Field Induced Self-Assembly of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles in Solution
Gubitosi CR Competence AB Natural care products: structural studies of sustainable polymers and surfactant mixtures
Holzinger Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Medium-dependent porosity and pore size distribution in artificial plant cell walls
Kádár Chalmers University of Technology (CTH) Consolidating unique experiments developed at MAX-IV: rheo-PLI-SAXS and TD-TC-SAXS
Kihara University of Copenhagen Unveiling the formation and structure of gastrointestinal corona particulates
Ladd Parada Stockholm University Revealing the network structure of hydrogels from plant dietary fibre polysaccharides and proteins
Lenton University of Copenhagen Determining the conformations and inter-protein interactions of alpha-synuclein that initiate liquid-liquid phase separation
Lind University of Copenhagen In situ lipolysis of self nano-emulsifying drug delivery system containing nilotinib
Mörman Karolinska Institutet Structural insights of Alzheimer’s Tau protein condensation by microfluidic CoSAXS
Nilsson Lund University Characterization of self-assembled lipid liquid crystalline (LLC) nanoparticles by coupling of asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) to SAXS
Pranzas Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht One day practical within the framework of the MATRAC 1 School
Rulff Technische Universität Berlin Examining the structure of various solutions from Bovine Submaxillary Mucin
Scotti RWTH Aachen University Structure factor of ultra-soft particles under flow
Söderberg RISE Research Institute of Sweden Structural changes in freeze-dried and rehydrated lipid nanoparticles
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Aalling-Frederiksen University of Copenhagen Operando studies on the active phase of spinel nanoparticles in electrocatalysis
Birkedal Aarhus University Commissioning of Phase Contrast Stitching Tomography at DanMAX
Borup Aarhus University Palladium seeds catalyzing High Entropy Alloy formation
Bremholm Aarhus University Dynamic compression experiments using diamond anvil cells
Gjørup Aarhus University Microsecond characterization of sintering and calcination kinetics using the Aarhus Rapid Ohmic Sintering furnace
Goesten Aarhus University Be-Be and Be-Si π bonding in hexagonal lattices under pressure
Gundlach Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Visualization of the capillary network in rat kidneys
Gundlach Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Water and sugar transport dynamics in pine needles under changing light conditions
Jensen University of Copenhagen Operando PDF studies of nickel iron oxides and hydroxides as catalysts during the oxygen evolution reaction
Jensen University of Copenhagen Investigating the effect of metal reduction and composition on multimetallic and High Entropy Alloy formation through in situ PXRD
Kjær Aarhus University In operando measurements of all-solid-state batteries
Nielsen Uppsala University Investigating the Electrochemical Intercalation of Lithium/Sodium Hybrids in Iron-based Prussian Blue Analogues
Nunes Bordallo University of Copenhagen Training the next generation of Danish MAXIV users: Continuation of T&E proposal number 20211213
Pranzas Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht One day practical within the framework of the MATRAC 1 School
Simonsen Aarhus University In Situ Formation of the Magnetic X-type Hexaferrite Sr2Zn2Fe28O46
Villa Technical University of Denmark (DTU) In-situ heat treatment for tailoring novel Ti-Nb-Zr-O biomedical alloys
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Ganguly Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology     Ultrafast photostriction in ferroelectrics and antiferroelectrics
Laulhé Synchrotron SOLEIL Ultrafast photostriction in thin-films of the multiferroic material BiFeO3
Lorenc Université de Rennes 1 Triggering strain waves for the insulator to metal transition in V2O3
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Eriksson Lund University Particle concentrator for Aerosol Sample Delivery System
Kaare National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics Nitrogen configuration studies on several metal phthalocyanines as building blocks in carbon electrocatalysts
Kirm University of Tartu Intraband luminescence in binary compounds studied by time-resolved spectroscopy
Kukk University of Turku Dissociation and charge flow dynamics and timescales in aromatic compounds of increasing size
Laukkanen University of Turku Spectroscopy of p-type GaN interface with Ni film for ohmic contact of devices
Marder University of Kassel A comprehensive study of intermolecular relaxation mechanisms after inner-shell ionization of pyrimidine in an aqueous environment
Palmolahti Tampere University Enhancing the environmental stability of TiO2 for artificial photosynthesis via introduction of Ti3+ defects
Pankratov University of Latvia Time-resolved luminescence under VUV excitations of cerium doped scintillators irradiated by swift heavy ions
Rebane LDI Innovation OÜ Fluorescence study of GS bacterial spores treated by vaporized hydrogen peroxide
Spasskiy University of Tartu Study of UV-C emission in Sc-based zircon type phosphates
Urpelainen University of Oulu Operando valence and core level PEPICO/PIMS study of methanol-to-olefin conversion on zeolite catalysts
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Abid University of Oulu Photofragmentation dynamics of Acetylacetone and Acetylpropionyl – probing the intramolecular hydrogen bonding and transfer
Duncan Diamond Light Source Bottom up nitrogen doping of graphene
Knudsen Lund University 3D graphene-on-SiC sensors:  XPS and XAS studies of film and interface quality
Marinho University of Brasilia Probing molecular surface alignment using NEXAFS in a flat micro-jet set-up
O’Shea University of Nottingham Nanoscale solar cells – Charge transfer timescales at the nanoscale
Prisle University of Oulu Understanding dynamic effects on the surface formation in liquid microjets
Røst Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Determining the Electronic Properties of Alternative, sub-Surface p-Type and n-Type Dopants in Silicon Delta-Layer Structures
Valerio European XFEL GmbH Investigation of the chemical effects of urea on POPC lipids at aqueous solutions using XPS and XAS
Vasconcelos Uppsala University How does solvation affect molecular ultrafast dissociation?
Wallander Lund University XPS and NEXAFS studies of Sn surface oxides on Pt3Sn(111)
Weaver University of Florida Methane oxidation on pure and Ti-modified IrO2(110) surfaces
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Asimakopoulou Lund University Time-resolved X-ray multi-projection imaging for materials science
Bai Lund University 4D Synchrotron X-ray Microtomography for in-situ investigation of freeze-drying of probiotics
Engqvist Lund University Real time 4D x-ray tomography imaging of water transport in sustainable paper straws
Johansson Lund University Multiscale in-situ investigation of deformation mechanisms in custom-made paperboards
Labecka Lund University Structural characterization of skin lipid multilayers in a water gradient
Larsson RISE Research Institute of Sweden Time-resolved measurements of hygroexpansion in lignocellulosic materials
Li Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Lattice deformation and particle reorientation in cellulose containing nanocomposites under uniaxial tensile loading
Pranzas Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht One day practical within the framework of the MATRAC 1 School
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Eads Lund University Selectively Tuning Products in CO2 Hydrogenation of Pt Loaded N-doped Graphene
Hedevang Aarhus University An AP-XPS study of oxygen exchange in MoS2 and NiMoS clusters at hydrodeoxygenation relevant conditions
Knudsen Lund University Beamtime experiments for the course: Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces (FYST19) Lund University
Kong University of Gothenburg Surface pathway from precursor gas to aerosol particulate matter and sulfur-/nitrogen- containing species
Timm Lund University Revealing oxidation behavior on TiN at conditions relevant for industrial production of coatings
Urpelainen University of Oulu Mechanistic understanding of activity and deactivation of mechanically synthesized noble metal catalysts on TiO2
Vesselli Università degli Studi di Trieste Self-metalation of tetrapyrroles at the gas-solid interface
Wallander Lund University Near ambient pressure ethanol oxidation over Sn/Pt surface alloys
Weaver University of Florida Catalysis and dynamic segregation in trimetallic PtCrAg alloys
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Berchialla Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) Imaging the thermal dynamics of a 3D artificial spin ice based on the pyrochlore lattice.
Eidhagen Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Revealing high resolution 2D chemical and structural information of industrial Ni-alloys by XPEEM
Mikkelsen Lund University Nano and micro scale thermal sensors on stainless steel
Starke Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research Order-disorder transformation of Tb intercalated in epitaxial graphene on SiC
Starke Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research The nature of different Pb interface layer structures intercalated in epitaxial graphene
Thomas-Hunt Aarhus University Nanometre Magnetic Domain Mapping in Lithography Patterned Spin Caloritronics by way of PhotoElectric Electron Microscopy
Timm Lund University Bismuth incorporation in GaAs heterostructure nanowires
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Lehtiö University of Oulu Instruct-ERIC course on X-ray, electron and neutron crystallography
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Alwmark Lund University Crystal lattice deformation caused by shock compression during impact cratering
Åstrand Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stacking Fresnel zone plate for multi-beam ptychography with adjustable beam spacing
Ayyer Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter Lattice-enhanced Single Particle Imaging
Cornelius Aix-Marseille Université In-situ SXDM of antiferroelectric/ferroelectric phase transition in PZO thin film
Falcones Lund University Unravelling Fe S and Zn pathophysiology of IPF
Hörnqvist Colliander Chalmers University of Technology (CTH) Stress measurement in micron sized metallic on-chip interconnects
Martin Uppsala University Operando nanoscale analysis of (Ag,Cu)(In,Ga)Se2 thin film solar cells by XRF and XBIC
Norby Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Hands-on synchrotron experiments for students from Technical University of Denmark
Rissler RISE Research Institute of Sweden Optimising industrial Zn extraction and stabilisation processes of fly ash from waste incineration
Strempfer Argonne National Laboratory, Advanced Photon Source (APS) 3D magnetic ptycho-tomography on Nd2Fe14B
Wallentin Lund University NanoMax experiment for students in “Modern X-ray physics” course
Yun Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Imaging ferroelectric domains in free-standing BaTiO3 membranes using nanofocused scanning X-ray diffraction
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Hitchcock McMaster University  Characterization of Electrocatalysts by in situ Spectro-Ptychography
Hitchcock McMaster University Spectro-Ptychography of CO2 reduction catalyst particles at NanoMAX and SoftiMAX
Obst University of Bayreuth Redox-chemistry at the sub micron scale – interactions between environmental redox cycles mediated by bacteria and unraveled by various STXM approaches
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Abdel-Mageed Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT) In-situ Characterization of electronic and surface properties of Au/ZnO@g-C3N4 heterostructures during the photoreduction of O2 to H2O2
Ahaliabadeh Aalto University Effect of metal oxide ALD coating on the surface structure of Ni-rich cathode material for Lithium ion batteries
Jones Lund University Operando studies of ALD of TiO2 tracking surface oscillation using event averaged APXPS
Knudsen Lund University Correlating electronic and atomic scale structure to catalytic function by FFT-APXPS and FFT-APUPS
Magnuson Linköping University RIXS investigation of termination species for tuning properties of MXene
Sikora AGH University of Science and Technology Chemical speciation during initial nucleation and growth of ALD copper films
Van Kuiken European XFEL GmbH 2p3d RIXS investigation of Molecular Mn Redox Series: Rationalizing electronic structure and photochemical activity
Proposer Institute Proposal title
Björneholm Uppsala University Radiative processes in metal to solvent electron transfer during electronic decay
Brito UNICAMP, University of Campinas Establishing RIXS as a sensitive conformer probe
Duros Sorbonne Université Revisit of the crystal-field description at the rare-earth sites in R2Ti2O7 pyrochlores
Kiuchi The University of Tokyo Unraveling the interaction between a confined water molecule and a hydrophobic carbon wall by RIXS using the vibrational progression and the modified valence structure
Ladd Parada Stockholm University Unravelling the temperature dependent structural changes of the  hydrogen bond network of water
Morilhas Universidade de Sao Paulo Doping dependence of charge and spin excitations in the hole-doped side of the phase diagram of the cuprate high-temperature superconductor BSSCO.
Rubensson Uppsala University Non-Dipole Effects in Molecular RIXS
Söderström Uppsala University Parity violations in second order radiative processes in inversion symmetric molecules during short scattering times