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MAX IV Laboratory (MAX IV)
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Legal Status
University or higher education institution
Fotongatan 2, MAX IV Laboratory, Lund, PO: 22484, Sweden (Sweden)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Being upgraded since 2016
Under construction since 2016 to 2026
Operational since 2016 to 2040
Scientific Description
MAX IV Laboratory is a Swedish national laboratory at Lund University, which is open for access to the international research community through a peer-review process.The laboratory is currently operating two storage rings, 1.5 GeV and 3 GeV, for the production of synchrotron radiation for both national and international researchers. As a common injector for the storage rings and the Short Pulse Facility a 3 GeV linac is used. There are at present sixteen beamlines funded for research covering a wide range of scientific areas, of which eight receive regular users from September 2019. The beamline portfolio is expected to continue to grow up to around 26 beamlines in 2026.When completed, it is expected that MAX IV Laboratory will receive 2000 individual researchers yearly to carry out experiments in a variety of disciplines including surface science, semiconductor physics, materials science, atomic and molecular physics, chemistry, biology, cultural heritage, and medicine. Their research will be offered world-class performance beamlines at the MAX IV Laboratory.The synchrotron radiation from the two storage rings covers the photon energy from 5 eV up to 40 keV.

RI Keywords
Beamline, Synchrotron radiation, Accelerators, Synchrotron, X-ray source
RI Category
Intense Light Sources
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Information Science and Technology
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Engineering and Energy
Biological and Medical Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Service provided to users

Technical and scientific support, sample preparation and handling, applications twice a year.

Experimental equipment open to users

Photoelectron spectrometers, photoemission electron microscope, PEEM, photoabsorption spectrometers, x-ray emission spectrometers, x-ray magnetic circular dichroism, XMCD, facility, x-ray absorption equipment for XANES and EXAFS, powder diffractometer, small angle x-ray scattering, SAXS, facility, protein crystallography facilities, protein crystallisation facility.

Access Type
Access Mode
Users Definition
Coordinated Access to Lightsources to Promote Standards and Optimization (CALIPSO)
Science Link
Date of last update: 09/04/2019
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