Ultrafast x-ray science using SXL at MAX IV

Satellite meeting: Thursday 28 October (09:00-13:00)


In the past three years, a project group from the Swedish research community have been working on the concept of a Soft X-ray Laser at MAX IV operating in the 1 – 5 nm wavelength range (0.25 – 1.2 keV). This has resulted in a recently published Conceptual Design Report (CDR) at  https://www.maxiv.lu.se/soft-x-ray-laser/, based on the science case from 2016 compiled after a successful international workshop in Stockholm.

Based on the existing CDR and the science case from 2016, complemented with input of speakers from the international free electron laser user community, this satellite meeting aims to highlight what science could be done at SXL, so that the science case can be updated prior to a Technical Design Report (TDR) is initiated. The meeting is expected to result in a user-driven Expression of Intent for SXL to be incorporated in the MAX IV strategy and roadmap, as well as the organization of a workshop in 2022 with the chief goal of producing an updated Science Case.


Pre-meeting (28 September) to the Ultrafast x-ray science using SXL at MAX IV satellite meeting (28 October):
In preparation for the satellite meeting the project group will give a brief overview of the CDR on September 28th, 15:00-17:00. The presentation will be given over Zoom.  We encourage you to register on the event page. You will receive the Zoom link upon registration.


Thursday 28 October (09:00-13:00) program

To be announced.

Confirmed speakers

Nora Berrah, University of Connecticut, US
Steve Johnson, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Jon Marangos, Imperial College London, UK



Ultrafast science: a scientific vision for an x-ray laser beamline