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The MAX IV project

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of the accelerator in the MAX IV Facility (2010)

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Professor Mikael Eriksson


MAX IV will be the next generation synchrotron radiation facility in Sweden. It will replace the existing laboratory consisting of the MAX I, II and III storage rings. The main sources at MAX IV are two storage rings (1.5 GeV and 3 GeV) with state-of-the-art low emittance for the production of soft and hard x-rays. The linac injector will provide short pulses to a short pulse facility. This solution allows the production of synchrotron radiation with optimal characteristics in a wide energy region, fulfilling the needs of most diverse research areas.
The MAX IV design also includes an option for a Free Electron Laser as a second development stage of the facility.

Basic technical description of the MAX IV accelerators (link) .

A graphical overview of the project can be found here.

The MAX IV laboratory will be built in the Brunnshög area at the northern entrance to Lund (map)

Webcam from the construction site at Brunnshög:

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Procurement Status

The realisation of the research facility MAX IV means that many complicated procurements are made during a short time span.

To solve this temporary need of procurement with no negative effect on the other activities at Lund University, a special procurement organisation has been established at the MAX IV Laboratory. It has the full responsibility for all procurements over and under the threshold for the MAX IV project and the existing MAX-lab,

The procurements are announced at OPIC, and TED in Brussels.

Link to current procurements.

Here is a link to current contracts.


Göran T Andersson.
Phone +46-(0)46-222 31 54. E-mail goran.t.andersson@maxlab.lu.se


2010.04.07 - Swedish pressrelease - Public procurement of RF Cavities completed
Read more here.

2010.12.09 - Public procurement of vital parts of MAX IV is completed.
Read more here.

Status on Stability Work

2010.11.08 - Status of the work on Vibrations and Stability at the MAX IV Facility


Project status

2010.10.04 - Large donation from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has made a donation of 400 MSEK to the build-up of beamlines at MAX IV. At the same time the Foundation has donated 60 MSEK to a scholarship program for young researchers in the field.


2010.09.28 - Four architect proposals for the MAX IV building

Four architect bureaus, Grimshaw, Snöhetta, 3xn and FOJAB, presented their proposals for the design of the MAX IV building. The designs will be on public display at IDEON-Beta (between Beta 5 and Beta 6).


2010.09.20 - Research Council decision to release funding

The Swedish Research council has decided to release and make available the funding previously granted for the MAX IV project. The consequence is that it is now possible to start signing the first order of the accelerator system.


2010.03 - Contract ready for the MAX IV building
The construction and real estate companies PEAB and Wihlborgs have made an agreement with Lund University for the construction of the MAX IV building.
(See the press release by Lund University (in Swedish))

2009.04.27 - A Memorandum of Understanding
On April 27th a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Swedish Research Council (VR), the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA), Lund University and Region Skåne, defining the start of the MAX IV project. These stakeholders represent a large fraction of the first phase investment costs. The Memorandum of Understanding (In Swedish)