Solar panels


The development of tomorrow’s alternative energy systems depends on advanced materials research. R&D projects researching modern energy solutions are looking into challenges such as how to improve cost, efficiency, and lifespan for existing energy processes and products, and developing and refining new energy technologies and solutions.

Simultaneously, one of the main industry concerns is finding more environmentally friendly raw materials and more sustainable sourcing.

Using the world-class synchrotron X-ray tools and techniques available at MAX IV, it is possible to gain new insights that accelerate the development and optimisation of fuel cells, hydrogen-storage materials, thin and flexible solar cells, rechargeable battery solutions, etc., and achieve a higher energy density. These new insights pave the way for radical product optimisation and the design of new, improved production processes that meet the demands of tomorrow’s market.


Examples of research topics at MAX IV:

  • Charge transport mechanisms in materials
  • The electrochemistry and physicochemical processes in situ across different length scales


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Discuss your research and innovation needs with us! Contact us at the MAX IV Industrial Relations Office and we will help you turn your research idea into an experiment and match it with the suitable methods and techniques for you.