MAX IV and the European Spallation Source (ESS) are two of the most high-tech research facilities in the world. This will be Europe's new center for multidisciplinary materials research.

MAX IVMAX IV is the world’s most powerful synchrotron radiation facility. Its accelerators produce such powerful and high-quality x-rays that researchers can see what has previously been invisible. Once completed, the laboratory will be able to receive more than 2,000 researchers within material science, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. With 35 years of experience operating the MAX I-III facilities it is now operating MAX IV, which was inaugurated 21 June 2016.


Illustration: ESS.

ESS is a research facility based on the world’s most powerful neutron source. Since 2014, it is being built with the help of researchers and engineers from all over the world to form a centre for studies of the innermost building blocks and functions of matter. The facility, which could be likened to a giant microscope, receives funding from 15 countries and is expected to host 2,000–3,000 researchers annually.


MAX IV and ESS complement each other

MAX IV and ESS complement each other together they can create important synergistic effects. These two powerful research facilities can create an exciting research environment in Lund and provide a hub in Europe’s research infrastructure.

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