Link to the Parallel sessions program layout at glance

Overview and scope of the different sessions.
Further detailed information will be found and updated through the corresponding session webpages.

Imaging today, imaging tomorrow

Research programs that strongly benefit from imaging techniques are starting to be more and more present at MAX IV. The imaging session intends to provide a glimpse of the research being carried out at the NanoMAX beamline, the first of the Imaging group available to users. It also presents ongoing efforts and achievements on the important and necessary aspect of data analysis. The day concludes with inspirational talks towards future possibilities, ambitions and challenges on the beamlines in construction (SoftiMAX, DanMAX and ForMAX) that will operate imaging instruments. Along the day, users are welcome to be proactive and contribute on the three different “discussion” slots.

Organisers: Gerardina Carbone, Rajmund Mokso

Scattering and diffraction

Within the exploitation of x-ray scattering applications, MAX IV will offer a palette of techniques from small angle scattering to grazing incidence and bulk techniques. In addition to the two beamlines currently open to the users that can already do scattering and diffraction experiments (BioMAX and NanoMAX) there are new beamlines at different stages of development: DiffMAX, DanMAX, CoSAXS, ForMAX and FemtoMAX. This session in the user meeting brings a unique opportunity not only to learn about the science being carried out but also to engage in fruitful discussions on the potential of the future beamlines.

Organisers: Ann Terry, Olivier Balmes

Science with coherent light. What´s new?

MAX IV and other upcoming MBA based sources provide, where diffraction limited, the smallest source size and highest coherent fraction that is possible for synchrotron light. Compared to 3rd generation sources these properties are improved by orders of magnitude. Several beamlines at MAX IV today make use of these novel beam properties and easily provide high energy or spatial resolution. Mainly, this allows us to apply known techniques to samples which at older sources wouldn’t provide sufficient contrast. However, one could say that this is a mere quantitative improvement. In this session, we want to explore methods and scientific areas where a greatly increased coherent flux is opening really new opportunities for X-ray based science. In addition, we want to identify areas in beamline instrumentation, detector development or data analysis, where additional development is necessary in order to be able to fully explore the coherence now becoming available.

Organisers: Franz Hennies

Serial crystallography workshop

Recently, a funding decision has been made for MicroMAX, a dedicated micro-focusing beamline for serial synchrotron crystallography (SSX) at MAX IV Laboratory. This workshop tries to survey existing and future beamlines, sample delivery methods and their applications for solving challenging questions in structural biology. The workshop will be held as part of the MAX IV users’ meeting 2018 on Tuesday September 25th.

Organisers: Thomas Ursby, Uwe Mueller, Anastasya Shilova, Ana Gonzalez

For more information: Serial Crystallography workshop

Spectroscopy at MAX IV

MAX IV users community has a long tradition and fruitful experience within the spectroscopy techniques using synchrotron radiation. Currently, the new two storage rings include and expand the users possibilities at MAX IV. This session will, on the one hand, cover user  ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (APXPS) research already carried out at the HIPPIE beamline and, on the other hand,  bring the opportunity to discuss and contribute towards the possibilities and expectations of the whole portfolio (MAXPEEM, VERITAS, BALDER, SPECIES, FinEstBeAMS, FlexPES, BLOCH) of new spectroscopy beamlines both at the 1.5 GeV and 3 GeV rings.

Organisers: Conny Såthe, Samuli Urpelainen

Unlocking the benefits of MAX IV through industrial-academic partnerships

How do we use MAX IV as an accelerator for Industrial-Academic partnerships? It is clear that academia plays a key role in unlocking the potential of industrial use of MAX IV. In this session, we present a new platform for strengthening the industry-related research connected to MAX IV and aim to discuss the role that institutes, financing agencies and our European collaborators, among others, have in this context.

Organisers: Selma Maric, Magnus Larsson