MAX IV is the planned next-generation synchrotron radiation facility in Lund, Sweden. Its design and planning has been carried out within the Swedish national laboratory, MAX-lab, which operates three accelerators for synchrotron radiation research.
On 27 April 2009 the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research, Swedish Research Council, Lund University, Region Skåne and Vinnova, a Swedish government funding agency, decided to fund the research center.
The construction site of MAX IV, on the fields of Brunnshög in Lund North East, has been opened in 2010.The new laboratories, including two storage rings and a full-energy linac, will be built here. The larger of the two storage rings has a circumference of 528 meters, operates at 3 GeV energy, and has been optimized for high-brightness x-rays. The smaller storage ring (circumference 96 meters) is operated at 1.5 GeV energy and has been optimized for UV.
- Website of the MAX IV Laboratory
- Webcam of the MAX IV construction site
- Lightsources.org, information about the world’s synchrotron and free electron laser light source facilities
- International evaluation of the MAX IV concept (2006), in .pdf format