We are privileged as scientists to be in the town where the world’s most brilliant beam will be in use. Already today there are three syncrotron rings in Lund and we use the x-rays they produce to analyze various material’s structures on a nano-level. For example we use the SAXS to see if a cosmetic formula has gotten the lamellar structure that mimics that of our own skin cell membranes, as it should. Many various instruments can be attached to the the synchrotron and utilize its x-rays and researchers with extremely different areas of expertise or interests come together at such a facility. This, in itself, is valuable for us and our projects. What can be done at a facility such as MAX IV is constantly developing so contact us if you want to know more and especially if what you think you need could be found there.

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