New collaborations

MAX IV welcomes new and old collaborators who wish to participate in the development of MAX IV.

For industrial collaborations, we refer to our industry relations team.

On-going collaborations

MAX IV is a partner in several different networks and projects. You find our current collaborations and grant involvements listed below.


LEAPS – League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources



TANGO Controls


MXCuBE – Macromolecular Xtallography Customized Beamline Environment




Lightsources for Africa, the Americas, Asia and Middle East Project


FIMAX collaborations


collaboration with University of Helsinki, Finland

I4Future – Imaging for the Future: Novel Imaging and Characterization Methods in Bio, Medical and Environmental Research and Technology Innovations

A Marie Skłodowska-Curie action co-funded international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral doctoral programme, hosted by University of Oulu.

FinEstBeAMS beamline @ MAX IV



PSI – MAX IV collaboration

Design details of the cSAXS experimental hutch components

Collaboration between the cSAXS beamline at PSI and the CoSAXS beamline at MAX IV

Automatic alignment of capillary samples for PXRD

Collaboration between the MS beamline at PSI and the DanMAX beamline at MAX IV


Grant Involvement

Horizon 2020


PIPPI – Protein-excipient Interactions and Protein-Protein Interactions in formulation


CALIPSO plus – Convenient Access to Light Sources Open to Innovation, Science and to the World


MUMMERING – MUltiscale, Multimodal and Multidimensional imaging for EngineeRING


ExPaNDS –  European Open Science Cloud Photon and Neutron Data Services

Interreg ÖKS


Halos (Hanseatic League of Science interconnecting infrastructures for life science research and innovation)



Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research




Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation



  • e-Sensing the phase in crystals and cells, collaboration with Mathematics at Lund University
  • Programmable Hardware Platform for Scientific Software, collaboration with LUNARC at Lund University


Swedish Institute

  • Vetenskapligt utbyte och träning av forskare och doktorander i samarbete med SESAME-laboratoriet i Jordanien. Forskare från regionen runt SESAME ska tillbringa en period på 3-6 månader tillsammans med en svensk forskargrupp på MAX IV.


The Research Council of Norway


The Swedish Research Council

   Grant for accessibility to infrastructure

   Project grant

  • Atomlagerdeposition i realtid, collaboration with Synchrotron Radiation Research at Lund University

   Röntgen Ångström Cluster

  • Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of biology studied by time resolved small angle X-ray and neutron scattering, collaboration with University of Gothenburg, University of Lubeck, PETRA III and FLASH at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, European Spallation Source ESS
  • Ultrasnabb kontroll av polarisation och magnetisk ordning via selektiv excitation av phononer och magnoner (Femto-THz-X), collaboration with Uppsala University
  • Advancing microcrystal growth & handling for serial crystallography OR Expanding the structural biology universe by serial crystallography from in vivo grown crystals, coordinated by University of Gothenburg
  • Concurrent SANS/SAXS and model-independent simulations for structure determination of complex, therapeutically relevant lipid nanoparticles (MediSoft), coordinated by Physical Chemistry at Lund University
  • Synergistic development of X-ray techniques and applicable thin oxides for sustainable chemistry, coordinated by Chalmers University of Technology
  • Understanding the dynamics of metallic foams and granular matter using submicrosecond single shot multi-projection X-ray imaging, coordinated by Faculty of Engineering (LTH) at Lund University
  • X-ray Detection of Transient Magnetic Moments Induced by a Spin Current,  coordinated by University of Gothenburg
  • Stereoscopic X-ray vision to investigate nucleation, growth and assembly of nanoparticles in 3D, coordinated by KTH
  • nPDFSAS: Simultaneous polarized SANS and SPDR methods to study novel electrode nanomaterials, coordinated by Uppsala University


Carls Tryggers Stiftelse för Vetenskaplig Forskning

  • Development of a Molecular Jet source – en route to tackling science’s Grand Challenges
  • A combination of atomic force microscopy and synchrotron radiation techniques for studies of novel carbon nanostructures and modern catalysts



  • Northern Lights on Food – Network to utilise MaxIV and ESS on food system


Region Skåne

  • Partnerskap för industriellt användande (part of the project Forum för framtidens material, 4MAT)