MAX IV Laboratory

The MAX IV Laboratory, through its MAX-lab facility, has been offering synchrotron light to a broad international research community for more than 30 years. In December 2015 the MAX-lab facility was closed and the MAX IV project has moved to a new site. 

The MAX IV facility comprises two low emittance storage rings (1.5 GeV and 3 GeV) and a 3 GeV linac injector which also serves as a source for femto-second X-ray pulses. The 3 GeV linac accelerator is used for both injection and top up in the two storage rings, and as a driver for the Short Pulse Facility (SPF). The novel multi-bend achromat design of the 3 GeV storage ring leads to an emittance below 0.3 nm rad which in other words represents one of the brightest storage ring-based light source.

At present, there are 14  beamlines in operation: Eight at the 3 GeV ring, five at the 1.5 GeV ring and one at the Short Pulse Facility (SPF) at the MAX IV linac. Two more beamlines are on the construction phase. Different calls to use the MAX IV facility are being  open, since December 2016,  as new beamlines are becoming operational.  

Storage Ring Specifications
MAX IV Laboratory
Fotongatan 2 Lund
TEL. +46 (0)46 222 14 15
FAX. +46 46 2224710
call for proposals

Rapid Access Call

Opens for general users and for taining and education beamtime
14 February 2022
14 March 2022 call closes

Details and upcoming MAX IV calls for proposals are updated here.