The MAX IV facility is based on new technology and scientific theories that have been developed at the Lund-based MAX Lab since the early 1980s. MAX IV has three accelerators – a linear accelerator and two storage rings. The large ring has a circumference of 528 metres, comparable with the Coliseum in Rome.
It is estimated that 2,000 researchers from around the world will visit MAX IV each year to conduct experiments at the facility. Today about 270 people work at the facility.
Overall, the facility consists of some 20 buildings occupying an area of approx. 50,000 m2. The facility has been built with a strong focus on environmental aspects and its innovative approach has won prizes and awards, such as the prize for Best Future Project at the MIPIM real estate show in Cannes in 2014.
At present 16 beamlines are funded and in operation or being constructed or commissioned. In total, the facility can accommodate 26‒28 beamlines in the two storage rings and in the extension of the linear accelerator.
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