Upgrade of the SPECIES beamline at the MAX IV Laboratory

Esko Kokkonen, Felipe Lopes da Silva, Mikko Heikki Mikkelã, Niclas Johansson, Shih Wen Huang, Jenn Min Lee, Margit Andersson, Antonio Bartalesi, Benjamin N. Reinecke, Karsten Handrup, Hamed Tarawneh, Rami Sankari, Jan Knudsen, Joachim Schnadt, Conny Såthe, Samuli Urpelainen

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The SPECIES beamline has been transferred to the new 1.5 GeV storage ring at the MAX IV Laboratory. Several improvements have been made to the beamline and its endstations during the transfer. Together the Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering endstations are capable of conducting photoelectron spectroscopy in elevated pressure regimes with enhanced time-resolution and flux and X-ray scattering experiments with improved resolution and flux. Both endstations offer a unique capability for experiments at low photon energies in the vacuum ultraviolet and soft X-ray range. In this paper, the upgrades on the endstations and current performance of the beamline are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)588-601
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical Chemistry

Free keywords

  • beamlines
  • MAX IV
  • RIXS


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