Sample Environment and Detector Support (SEDS)

The SEDS group is part of the Beamline Office and will take part in end-station developments, procurements, and maintain a pool of spare instruments, as well as promote collaborations with other institutes on sample environments and detectors.

Instrumentation pool

SEDS maintains a pool of equipment that beamlines and MAX IV employees can book and borrow. The instruments within the pool are mainly relevant to beamline end stations, but also some frequently used supplies will be stocked.

Link: Instrumentation pool booking system

User workshop

A workshop for beamlines and user support is available in room D100015 (located between the 1.5 and 3 GeV rings). It is intended for small and fast mechanical work on equipment at any time of the day. The workshop is equipped with hand tools, drilling machine, soldering station, and a 3D printer.

SEDS lab

A lab for testing and development of instrumentation has been set up in room A100811 (port 9, inside of 3 GeV ring). Many in-house and external development projects require installations and off-line testing for extended periods.

Current lab facilities: Water, pressurized air, nitrogen, safety cabinet for gas cylinders, heating cabinet (200 °C), furnace (1000 °C), 10 K cryostat, soldering station, oscilloscope, electronic and mechanical equipment, and a 3D printer.

Electronics workshop

The primary task of the electronics workshop is to give support for repairs, maintenance and development of analog electronic components. It is located in room A101975 (close to SoftiMAX) and is operated by Micke and Bertil.


  • Stefan Carlsson, Team leader
  • Dörthe Haase, coordinating instrumentation pool, operates SEDS lab and User workshop
  • Mathieu Leme, operates SEDS lab and User workshop
  • Micke Johansson, operates Electronics workshop
  • Bertil Svensson, operates Electronics workshop



Stefan Carlson

Email: stefan.carlson(at)

Mobile: +46 (0)733 439550

Office: E120054