Next call for proposals for beamtime

A call for User proposals will open on August 7, 2017 and close on September 7, 2017. This call is for proposals requesting beam time at the BioMAX, HIPPIE and NanoMAX beamlines in the scientific areas Structural Biology, Spectroscopy, and Nano Sciences. Beam time will be allocated from December 2017 to July 2018. The call will open in August and the closing date will be in the beginning of September with a review in early November. 

We are also preparing a call for commissioning experts for the VERITAS beam line at the 3 GeV ring, the BLOCH, FinEstBeaMS and SPECIES beamlines at the 1.5 GeV ring and the FemtoMAX beamline at the short-pulse facility. The commissioning expert call will be  opened at a later date during the Autumn. More information on these calls as well as the technical expertise we require for the commissioning expert call will appear on our website nearer to the opening of these calls.

UM17, the 29th MAX IV Laboratory User Meeting

About 300 participants have come to Lund for the UM17, March 13 – 15 2017.

Limited call for proposals for beamtime

A limited call for user proposals was open on December 13, 2016 and closed on January 16, 2017. This call was for proposals requesting beam time at the BioMAX and NanoMAX beamlines in the scientific areas Structural Biology and Nano Sciences. Proposals as well as sample declarations were submitted through our DUO-system. The proposals submitted are currently in the proposal evaluation phase. Please see Open Calls for more information.

First call for beamline commissioning has been reviewed

During summer 2016 a call was open for commissioning experts to take part in the continued commissioning of four beamlines – BioMAX, NanoMAX, Balder, and Hippie. The submitted proposals have now been reviewed and first commissioning expert users accepted. With their expertise and experience in commissioning and performing experiments at similar beamlines, the commissioning experts provide invaluable assistance in the further commissioning of these first four beamlines.

Opening up for user access to beamlines is progressing well, say Jesper Andersen, Science Director and Marjolein Thunnissen, Head of MAX IV Users Office. We look forward to welcoming our first commissioning expert users who will contribute to the further commissioning of beamlines.

Currently funded beamlines: List and specifications

Access to MAX IV

At the laboratory, researchers from all over the world will be performing their experiments, 24 hours a day, six days a week. Each experimental station is designed and specialised for a certain type of experiments. In the Synchrotron Light Sources community a user is someone who has been granted access to use the facilities provided. Currently the majority of the users are researchers from academy with a scientific project, however synchrotron light is a powerful tool serving the scientific community and society and as such, other sectors like industry and various training and education instruments also benefit from MAX IV.

Visits to MAX IV

Guided and customized visits for researchers (existing and users-to-be) are performed in groups of no more than 10 visitors. Larger visiting groups are divided into smaller ones. So as not to interfere with the staff and researchers at work, we conduct one tour at a time. Make your reservation well in advance by contacting us at: . You find information about getting here and hotels at the Visit us page. The MAX IV address and further contact information is found at the Contact page.


Previous announcements:

  • A call for beamline commissioning with experts was open for the Balder, BioMAX, HIPPIE and NanoMAX beamlines. Deadline 1st August 2016.
  • On the day of summer solstice, 21 June 2016 13:08:55, the Inauguration ceremony of the new MAX IV facility took place at the MAX IV site.
  • On 13 December 2015 the accelerators at MAX-lab stopped producing light. After decades of hard work and creative science we shut them down in preparation for running the new MAX IV 3 GeV.