MaxMAX IV Laboratory is a Swedish national laboratory providing scientists with the most brilliant X-rays for research. With more than 30 years of experience operating the MAX I-III facilities,  MAX IV was inaugurated 21 June 2016.

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The Max IV Laboratory is situated in the close vicinity of the ESS site just outside Lund.

With the MAX IV facility, Sweden will have the highest quality of X-rays available to scientists and industry in the whole world. These X-rays will be used to understand, explain and improve the world around us. They will enable the study of materials that we use today and improve them beyond the performance that we know. In addition, MAX IV will allow scientists to develop new materials and products that we cannot even imagine today, such as medications with better and more precise functions and fewer side-effects, nanoparticles for diverse areas of application, including paints, catalysis or computing, or lighter and stronger packaging materials for the future.

Learn more at the MAX IV web site.