The hard X-ray nanoprobe of MAX IV – NanoMAX – is designed to take full advantage of MAX IV’s exceptionally low emittance and the resulting coherence properties of the X-ray beam. Two endstations provide a high-flux diffraction-limited KB mirror focus, and an X-ray microscope based on zone plate optics.

Access modes

NanoMAX participates in calls for standard proposals and teaching/education proposals. Fast access is also available, both for short scientific experiments and to test the feasibility of an experiment or a sample preparation technique. It is always a good idea to contact the beamline staff before applying. See the MAX IV proposal calls and fast access pages for more information.


Available forTechnique description
General UsersScanning X-ray diffraction and coherent imaging in the Bragg geometry
General UsersForward ptychography and CDI
General UsersX-Ray Fluorescence mapping in 2D
General UsersPtycho-tomography (at baseline capacity, contact beamline staff when applying).
General UsersX-ray fluorescence tomography (at baseline capacity, contact beamline staff when applying).
Training & EducationApplications of the above techniques to a model system provided by the applicant


4th generation X-ray brilliance and nanoscale microscopy reveal clearest crystalline form

image: (left) 3D volume rendering (iso-surface) of crystalline Si-star with Bragg-ptychography, (center), atomic displacement along the z direction. The color map shows strain (dimensionless) (right) SEM image of the same Si-star sample, for comparison. Credit: Dina Carbone To capture extraordinary nanoscale details in crystallography takes the powerful coherent flux of a 4th generation light source.