MAX IV Laboratory is currently operating three storage rings for
the production of synchrotron radiation for both national and
international researchers. In addition it is engaged in the
construction of a new facility to become operational in 2015 that
comprises of two storage rings (1.5 Gev and 3 Gev) and a 3 GeV
Linac. The three operating storage rings are MAX I (550 MeV,
established in 1986), MAX II (1.5 GeV, established in 1997) and MAX
III (700 MeV, established in 2007). As a common injector for all
three stoarge rings a 400 MeV linac is used. About 850 individual
researchers from more than 30 countries visit the laboratory every
year. The laboratory operates beamlines covering a wide spectral
range from IR through UV, VUV, soft x-rays into the x-ray regime.
The laboratory has a strong tradition in electron and photon
spectroscopies. One example is beamline I511-1 where photoemission
and photoabsorption spectroscopy can be used to study surfaces and
surface adsorbates under near-ambient pressure conditions.