WP16: TA11 – Trans-national Access to MAX IV
Provision of access to the following infrastructure(s): MAX IV
Description of the infrastructure
MAX IV Laboratory is a national synchrotron radiation facility offering synchrotron light to a broad international research community for 30 years. From 1986 until December 2015 the laboratory (formerly under the name MAX-lab) was operating three storage rings offering synchrotron radiation to about 1000 scientists yearly. After the closure of MAX-lab the laboratory has moved to a new site where presently new beamlines are being constructed at two new storage rings (1.5 GeV and 3 GeV). Also the 3 GeV injector linac will be used to produce femto-second X-ray pulses for time resolved experiments.
The construction and commissioning of these new experimental facilities are well under way and it is foreseen that the first beamlines will become in operation during the second half of 2016. In 2017 the first beamlines will be ready for user experiments under the Trans-national Access programme. New beamlines will gradually come into user operation and by the end of 2018 fourteen beamlines are foreseen to be in operation.
The first beamlines to become operational on the 3 GeV ring are: A nano-focusing beamline, NanoMAX, for diffraction and imaging; a macromolecular crystallography beamline, BioMAX; two soft X-ray beamlines VERITAS for high resolution soft X-ray emission spectroscopy and inelastic X-ray scattering and HIPPIE for high pressure photoelectron spectroscopy (HP-XPS) . The 3 GeV linac injector will serve as a source for femto-second X-ray pulses for time-resolved experiments at the FemtoMAX beamline. The 3 GeV ring will also host beamlines for X-ray absorption, XAS and EXAFS (BALDER), X-ray scattering, SAXS and WAXS (CoSAXS), scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) and Coherent X-ray Imaging (CXI) techniques (SoftiMAX) and a diffraction/imaging beamline (DanMAX).
At the 1.5 GeV ring there will be a beamline for angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES), a beamline equipped with a SPELEEM for low energy electron and photoemission electron microscopy (MaxPEEM), and three beamlines (SPECIES, FlexPES, FinEstBeaMS) with a variety of techniques for photon, electron and ion spectroscopies on solids, gases and clusters.
|Name of the infrastructure (and
its installations, if applicable)
|Location of the infrastructure||City of Lund, SWEDEN|
|Services currently offered by the infrastructure||MAX IV provides a scientific environment of very high quality with unique possibilities for multi- and interdisciplinary interactions through its broad range of research disciplines and the close connection to Lund University.
The user support consists of several parts:
Modality of access & application procedure
|Modality of access||Calls for proposal:
Access to the infrastructure is based on a proposal procedure. Call for proposals are issued twice a year and proposal submission is handled through our Digital User Office (DUO), which is also used for reviewing, scheduling and reporting. Users will also have the possibility to submit their proposals through the wayforlight.eu portal using the Standardised Proposal Format (SPF).
MAX IV operation:
Beamtime is typically given in amounts of days or weeks depending on the type of experiment and beamline. The users are given access to complete beamlines including experimental setups. In a few cases users may bring their own experimental setups to be hooked up to the beamline. The European Users are given access to the facility under the same conditions as all other users, including in-house users.
|Offered support||MAX IV Laboratory has a well-established infrastructure for allocation of beamtime to external users.
This implies that European Users have access to state-of-the-art beamlines and will take advantage of the technical, scientific and logistic support provided by MAX IV to the degree they wish and need.
|Outreach to new users||Beamline data sheets are also available on wayforlight.eu. Find more information on the infrastructure here: MAX IV@wayforlight.eu
The outreach to current and new users is largely covered by the activities of “WP3 – NA2 – Dissemination & Training” and “WP4 – NA3 – European Light Sources for Industrial Innovation plus (ELSIIplus), respectively.
In addition MAX IX uses it’s website to inform users about available research facilities, call periods for proposals and the Trans-national Access support offered by the CALIPSOplus project.
|Review procedure||The MAX IV Board has appointed a Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) to assist with the beamtime allocation.