With its three endstations, FinEstBeAMS is becoming one of MAX IV most prolific beamlines. Recently, three new articles on scintillators are the first studies to be produced using FinEstBeAMS’s photoluminescence endstation. FinEstBeAMS, the Finnish-Estonian beamline at MAX IV’s 1.5 GeV storage ring, offers research opportunities in the fields of atmospheric and material science. Recently no
International travel restrictions as well as national travel recommendations due to COVID-19 have imposed a challenge on scientists in need of beamtime. BioMAX is therefore now running remote sessions with users. At MAX IV Laboratory, our priorities during this COVID-19 pandemic are to keep our staff, users and contractors safe and contribute to societal solidarity
In a paper published in October 2019, researchers from different institutions came to MAX IV to study timing performance of scintillators, materials employed in applications such as cancer diagnosis. At FemtoMAX they achieved an instrumental time resolution of 38 picoseconds, something never recorder in literature before. FemtoMAX, the ultrafast beamline at MAX IV, is now
Thanks to new technological advancements, materials with cross-luminescence are getting new attention after a long period of reduced research activity. Users at FinEstBeAMS from University of Tartu work at gaining new knowledge on cross-luminescent compounds. Scintillators are compounds capable of emitting light when excited by an ionizing radiation, such as X- and gamma-rays or high
Understanding chemical processes, such as catalysis, at the atomic level is a complex endeavour. It requires a thorough experimental design, which spans from choosing and developing the right model, to using the best instrument to perform controlled and advanced analysis. The latter aspect is where MAX IV comes into play with its state-of-the-art beamlines.
On Thursday November 14, the team at the CoSAXS beamline detected the first monochromatic light, a crucial step in the beamline commissioning activities. The CoSAXS beamline, set to become an advanced multipurpose Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) instrument, reached an critical landmark last week when the team detected the first monochromatic light. This detection
image (from left): Balder Beamline Scientist Kajsa Sigfridsson Clauss and Researcher Martin Magnuson adjust settings on the beamline. In operation since September, Balder beamline has taken its first users to investigate MXenes, a class of nano-crystalline 2D-layered transition metal carbides, carbonitrides and nitrides. Researchers aim to learn more about their fascinating characteristics and how