MAX IV Laboratory

photo credit to Felix Gerlach

photo credit to Felix Gerlach

MAX IV Laboratory is a Swedish national laboratory providing scientists with the most brilliant X-rays for research. With more than 30 years of experience operating the MAX I-III facilities, it is now operating MAX IV, which was inaugurated 2016. Fully developed it will house more than 20 beamlines and welcome up to 2000 researchers per year.

  • MAX IV welcomed first expert users in December 2015, the regular call for proposals started in August 2017.
  • Ongoing construction and commissioning will bring the number of beamlines at MAX IV up to 16 by 2021.

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Sweden, Lund

Energy: 3 GeV
Current: 500 mA
Operational Beamlines: 6
Horizontal emittance: 330 pm rad
Vertical emittance: 8 pm rad

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