Progress in development of a new luminescence setup at the FinEstBeAMS beamline of the MAX IV laboratory

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FinEstBeAMS is a new materials science beamline at the 1.5 GeV storage ring of the MAX IV Laboratory in Lund, Sweden. It has been built based on grazing incidence monochromatization of synchrotron light, which allows to cover a remarkably wide excitation energy range from ultraviolet to soft x-rays (4.5–1450 eV). A new mobile luminescence spectroscopy end station has been commissioned with design benefitting from the advantages of a high flux elliptically polarizing undulator light source. We report on the design of the luminescence end station, its technical realization and performance achieved so far. Special attention is paid to the experimental challenges for luminescence spectroscopy under grazing incidence excitation conditions. The first luminescence results obtained demonstrate a reliable performance of the advanced setup at FinEstBeAMS.


  • Vladimir Pankratov
  • Rainer Pärna
  • Marco Kirm
  • Vitali Nagirnyi
  • Ergo Nõmmiste
  • Sergei Omelkov
  • Sebastian Vielhauer
  • Kirill Chernenko
  • Liis Reisberg
  • Paavo Turunen
  • Antti Kivimäki
  • Edwin Kukk
  • Mika Valden
  • Marko Huttula
External organisations
  • University of Oulu
  • University of Tartu
  • University of Turku
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • University of Latvia
Research areas and keywords

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  • Other Physics Topics


  • Luminescence spectroscopy, Synchrotron radiation, VUV, Wide gap compounds, XUV photoexcitation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-98
Number of pages8
JournalRadiation Measurements
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch