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MAX IV Laboratory

  • MAX IV Laboratory
  • Ole Römers väg 1
  • 22363 Lund, Sweden
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Due to the closing of the present MAX-lab in December 2015 there will be no more general calls for proposals.

Fast Access proposals for macromolecular crystallography (MX) are accepted at any time.

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  • Photoelectron emission

    MAX IV Laboratory beamlines for Photoelectron emission

    • D1011
      • XPS
    • I311
      • XPS
    • I411
      • XPS
    • I3
      • UPS
      • Angular Resolved PES
    • I4
      • UPS
      • Angular Resolved PES
  • Imaging

    MAX IV Laboratory beamlines for Imaging

    • I311
      • Photoemission EM
    • D7
      • IR Microscopy
  • Scattering

    MAX IV Laboratory beamlines for Scattering

    • I811
      • Elastic scattering
    • I911-SAXS
      • Small angle scattering
      • Wide angle scattering
      • Time-resolved scattering
  • Emission or Reflection

    MAX IV Laboratory beamlines for Emission or Reflection

    • I811
      • X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
      • Reflectrometry
  • Absorption

    MAX IV Laboratory beamlines for Absorption

  • Diffraction

    MAX IV Laboratory beamlines for Diffraction

    • I811
      • Crystallography
      • Surface diffraction
    • D611
      • Time-resolved studies
    • I711
      • Crystallography
      • Powder diffraction
    • I911-2
      • Crystallography (biological macromolecules)
    • I911-3
      • Crystallography (biological macromolecules)
    • I911-5
      • Crystallography (biological macromolecules)

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.

Storage ring specificationsMAX I - MAX IIIMAX II
Energy [GeV]0.55 - 0.71.5
Current [mA]250 - 250300
Circumference [m]32.4 - 3690
Number of bending magnets8 - 820
Number of straight sections in use2 - 4 8
Operative beamlines1 - 214
Beamlines under construction0 - 1 0
Average beam lifetime [h]3 - 525
Energy loss per turn (without IDs) [keV]5 - 13133
Beam size in insertion devices [μm]sx:500 sy:60 - sx:280 sy:45sx:340 sy:40
Beam size in bending magnets [μm]sx:200 sy:100 - sx:100 sy:150sx:70 sy:70



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