SoftiMAX – A new Soft X-ray Microscopy and Coherent Imaging Beamline at the MAX IV Facility

  • Date:
  • Location:
  • Lecturer: Jörg Schwenke (MAX IV)
  • Contact person: Olle Björneholm
  • Seminarium

The Center for Photon Science at Uppsala University invites you a seminar series over zoom on some scientific opportunities with X-rays presented by leading scientists.

SoftiMAX is a new beamline for soft X-ray spectro-microscopy currently in commissioning at the new MAX IV synchrotron facility in Lund, Sweden. It is situated at the 3 GeV ring at MAX IV, and will provide a very high average coherent flux owing to the low emittance properties of the ring. The available photon energy range of SoftiMAX is 275 to 2500 eV, with full polarization control up to approx. 1650 eV. SoftiMAX will have two branch lines, and support scanning methods such as Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy (STXM) and diffraction imaging (ptychography), and methods that require a larger coherent beam, such as Fourier Transform Holography and XPCS. It is envisioned to support a wide range of sample types, including material science, environmental science, life science and biology. As the construction of the beamline is nearing completion, and the STXM branch is now in commissioning, we present the design and an outlook on the capabilities of the experimental stations.

Last modified: 2021-02-14