ForMAX allows in-situ multiscale structural characterization from nm to mm length scales by combining full-field tomographic imaging, small- and wide-angle x-ray scattering (SWAXS), and scanning SWAXS imaging in a single instrument. The beamline operates at 8-25 keV, with a beam size at the sample of ≈ 1μm – 5 mm depending on mode of operation.

ForMAX is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and Swedish industry via Treesearch – a national platform for research on new materials and speciality chemicals from forest raw material. The beamline is accessible for both Threesearch members and general users through the MAX IV user program.


Available forTechnique description
Commissioning expertsFull-field microtomography, without beam-expanding optics based on CRLs.
Commissioning expertsSmall- and/or wide-angle x-ray scattering (SWAXS).
Commissioning expertsScanning SWAXS imaging, without microfocusing optics based on CRLs.
Commissioning expertsCombined full-field microtomography and SWAXS.


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MAX IV Laboratory, together with Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) and the European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS), form the joint Science Hub InfraLife, Infra Access for Life Science Sweden. Recently launched, InfraLife supports Sweden’s national investments in large-scale research infrastructure through dynamic facilitation and access to cutting-edge technology, data science, and active industry-enabling collaboration, outreach,