MAX IV Laboratory

The MAX IV Laboratory, through the previous MAX-lab facility, has been offering synchrotron light to a broad international research community for more than 30 years. In December 2015 the MAX-lab facility was closed and the MAX IV project moved to its new site. 

The MAX IV facility comprises two low emittance storage rings (1.5 GeV and 3 GeV) and a 3 GeV linac injector which also serves as a source for femto-second X-ray pulses. The 3 GeV linac accelerator is used for both injection and top up in the two storage rings, and as a driver for the Short Pulse Facility (SPF). The novel multi-bend achromat design of the 3 GeV storage ring leads to an emittance below 0.3 nm rad which in other words represents one of the brightest storage ring-based light source.

At present, there are 16 beamlines in operation: Ten at the 3 GeV ring, five at the 1.5 GeV ring and one at the Short Pulse Facility (SPF) at the MAX IV linac. Two more beamlines are on the construction phase. Different calls to use the MAX IV facility are being  open, since December 2016,  as new beamlines are becoming operational.  

Storage Ring Specifications
MAX IV Laboratory
Fotongatan 2 Lund
TEL. +46 (0)46 222 9872
call for proposals

MAX IV opens calls for proposals twice per year, in February & September.
Next call for proposals: February 2023

Please note that MAX IV continuously offers Fast Access to some beamlines.
You can read more about our upcoming calls, current access modes, and find our user gude if you follow this link to our website.