DanMAX beamline – a Danish X-ray materials science beamline


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation

Type of infrastructure

  • Equipment
  • Services

Name of national/international infrastructure this infrastructure belongs to

DanMAX is closely connected to three universities (DTU, AU, KU), and a new imaging data analysis centrum (QIM) in Denmark as well as the MAX IV Laboratory.


DanMAX is a Danish X-ray materials science beamline at the 3-GeV storage ring at MAX IV. The beamline is dedicated to in situ and operando experiments on real materials. The beamline will operate in the 15–35 keV range and have two endstations: one for full field imaging, and one for powder X-ray diffraction. With a large and diverse user community, there will be a focus on high throughput and extended provision of data analysis tools. The combination of two related techniques will generate discussions between different communities and new collaborations, taking advantage of the high complementarity of the techniques.

Equipment and resources

By the end of 2019 two research instruments should become available for user experiments: a powder diffraction endstation and a microtomography instrument.

Services provided

DanMAX would provide experimental data acquisition, data storage (for at least three months) and analysis tools, including data reduction, tomographic 3D volume reconstruction and segmentation.

Management of the infrastructure

The DanMAX user consortium combines 48 staff members from five major Danish universities and 17 industrial companies is a DanMAX founder. The university partners of the DanMAX consortium are Aarhus University (AU), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), University of Copenhagen (KU), University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Roskilde University (RUC) and Aalborg University (AAU).
The consortium elects steering group board consisting of six members: three from the Danish side and three from the Max IV.

Available for loan

Not available for loan

Terms of access:

38% of the beam time will be distributed via the regular user acceess at MAX IV and is open for any user. 23% of the beam time will be reserved for privileged access for Danish researches, and 10% is reserved for proprietary access (on the commercial basis).