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Introducing the new Science Hub InfraLife

MAX IV partners with SciLifeLab and ESS to innovate the life science sector.

Bright-field low energy electron microscopy image of graphene on silicon-carbide.

Foundation Matters – Tuning the Properties of Graphene

Surface structure of silicon carbide terraces influences the electronic properties of epitaxial graphene. The result points to a promising way of tuning the characteristics of 2D materials.


Introduction to perovskites

Check out this video for a good introduction to perovskites


Perceptive Power of Plants

How do food plants distinguish between harmful and beneficial microbes? The answer could sustainably boost nitrogen-fixing for small hold farms in Africa.


Your Research at the MAX IV User Meeting 2020

Calling all MAX IV student scientists! Register now and highlight your research at the 32nd User Meeting!


Take the virtual tour of MAX IV accelerators!

Join us in the tour of MAX IV Laboratory's accelerators hosted by Sverker Werin, professor in accelerator physics at Lund University and MAX IV.


It’s all about stability: research in the accelerator division at MAX IV

A new article from the Accelerator division builds upon years of research and provides new insights on the impact of an effect called ‘transient beam loading’ on beam stability.


MAX IV X-ray beams help seeing inside future nanoscale electronics

In a new publication, we get proof of the revolutionary impact that MAX IV’s photons can have for the advancement of nanoelectronics, both in research and for industrial manufacturers.

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First Test of FragMAX Platform Delivers for HZB Compound Libraries

Researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), in collaboration with MAX IV’s BioMAX team, have validated a new diverse universal compound library used in the process of drug discovery & development.


First three studies from the photoluminescence endstation at FinEstBeAMS

With its three endstations, FinEstBeAMS is becoming one of MAX IV most prolific beamlines. Three new articles on scintillators are the first studies from the photoluminescence endstation.


Atomic Vibrations Play Key Role in Material Phase Change

A research group working with FemtoMAX beamline has succeeded to slow the phase change from the solid to liquid state in a semiconductor by reducing the inherent vibrations between atoms.

Ribbon diagram of SARS CoV-2 Nsp10 in its unbound form. Nsp10 contains two zinc fingers (zinc ions are shown as grey spheres)

Tackling SARS CoV-2 viral genome replication machinery using X-rays

An international collaboration involving MAX IV has initiated biophysical and structural studies of three non-structural proteins from the novel coronavirus SARS CoV-2.


An innovative mirror unit for soft X-ray beamlines at MAX IV

A new five-axis parallel kinematic mirror unit has been developed for MAX IV soft X-ray beamlines. Its development and technical characteristics are now described in a peer-reviewed article.


The company Alfa Laval gains unprecedented insights on stainless steel at MAX IV

A team from the Swedish company Alfa Laval used MAX IV beamline MAXPEEM to gain unprecedented insights on the oxide layer of stainless steel.

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BioMAX switches to remote operations in times of COVID-19

MAX IV Laboratory has restricted the access to the facility for all researchers based outside Lund. But this is not stopping BioMAX from running remote sessions with users.


A revolutionary setup for atomic layer deposition at SPECIES

In a joint project across three universities and MAX IV, researchers have developed a revolutionary experimental setup for atomic layer deposition that allows for observations previously impossible.


Listen to INTRONAUTS, a podcast by MAX IV!

We are thrilled to share with you MAX IV’s very own podcast: Intronauts – Exploring brilliant science.

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Borophene – a new, exciting 2D material

In a research project recently initiated and led by a MAX IV team, a novel borophene has been discovered that is possible to grow on iridium substrates in a broad range of experimental conditions.


First users at FlexPES look ‘through’ solar cells

The FlexPES beamline has recently welcomed its first regular user, conducting experiments on a new type of semi-transparent solar cells.


Beyond graphene: monolayer arsenene observed for the first time at MAX IV

An article recently published in 2D Materials shows the first experimental evidence of the successful formation of arsenene, an analogue of graphene with noteworthy semiconducting properties.

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Northern Lights on Food receives funding to support scientists

Northern Lights on Food has received funding from Formas to establish a Swedish network to support food scientists' use of the new outstanding research tools available at MAX IV laboratory and ESS.


Clearly Coherence in Beamed X-rays at MAX IV

Performance at MAX IV does live up to theory. Diagnostics data from NanoMAX beamline confirms the X-ray source delivers simultaneous high coherence and high intensity on sample.


The role of synthesis gas in tomorrow’s sustainable fuels

The adoption of sustainable and renewable energy sources to move beyond the dependence from fossil fuels is one of the great challenges of our time. Can we produce liquid fuels in a sustainable way?


Designing a Model Catalyst for Large-Scale Biofuel Production

Using SPECIES beamline, a Lund research group has successfully developed a model catalyst with potential to greatly improve the process to convert lignin to biofuel.


Discovering a whole new family of copper-binding proteins

In a new Nature Chemical Biology article with data from BioMAX researchers discovered a new family of fungal proteins while studying copper-containing enzymes.


Thanks to FemtoMAX the journey to real-time PET molecular imaging gets ‘faster’

In a new paper FemtoMAX was pushed to an exceptional time resolution of 38ps. Something never recorder in literature before for an X-ray source!

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MAX IV on path to becoming a world-leading facility

The Swedish Research Council, which funds the majority of MAX IV operations, recently conducted another review of MAX IV on 11–12 November, the third since summer 2018.


Collaboration develops sensitive data protocol

Read beamline scientist Gustavo Limas thoughts on the new Vinnova funded project


Research and Rock 'n Roll Physics

See the interview with Honorary Doctor of Science Stanley Micklavzina

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Why does it have to be so big?

Learn more about the CoSAXS vacuum vessel


New beamline for electron bunch diagnostics

Read more about the new diagnostics beamline

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The first seven beamlines at MAX IV

Download the book as PDF


Two jobs in the Controls and IT team

Read more and apply before March 31


HIPPIE provides a closer look at water filtration

Read the story and see the interview with the researchers


Students use AI for sample positioning at BioMAX

Read the interview with Isak and Jonathan


Summer work

Read more and aply to our 11 available positions


Current user call

Read more about the available beamlines, submission deadline CET 23:59, Tuesday 19 March 2019


It's not just about the light

Read about when Oscar Tjernberg and his group visited Bloch


Postdoc for development of microfluidics platform for X-rays

Apply for the open position working at 3 of our beamlines

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FinEstBeAMS provides a new home for luminescence spectroscopy in Europe

Read the article and watch the video about FinEstBeAMS new endstation


Become an accelerator operator

Appy for one of 4 open positions to become an accelerator operator at MAX IV


New network for sample preparation

See the interview with Peter Ekström, one of the coordinators, and read the full news story from Umeå University

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Become an Engineer at MAX IV

Apply for our open position for Research engineer-water cooling subsystem owner


All current vacancies

Find a list of all the open positions at MAX IV, from research to administrator.

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Heavy milestone in place for SoftiMAX

This is how we do it – moving fourteen tonnes of magnetic precision in place for SoftiMAX


A personal history of MAX I

Video from two important figures in the history of MAX-lab and the future of MAX IV


Collaboration for better understanding of catalysts

Read the whole story on the collaboration between MAX IV and University of Oslo