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Here follows limited information and links to other Swedish initiatives in the area.
Use of the Swedish synchrotron MAX IV
The MAX IV laboratory in Lund is Sweden's largest and most ambitious investment in research infrastructure and is today the world's brightest synchrotron light system.
It is also possible to pay for access. To find out more about these possibilities, contact the MAX IV laboratory's industrial office (Industrial Relations Team): firstname.lastname@example.org
Beamlines funded by Sweden at European large scale facilities
Through the Swedish Research Council, Sweden finances the construction and operation of the experimental station Swedish Materials Science beamline (SMS P21) at the German synchrotron Petra III at DESY in Hamburg.
SMS P21 works at photon energy 40-150 keV, thus complements what is possible at MAX IV. SMS P21 is administered by the center CeXS (KTH, Linköping University and DESY). The agreement with DESY also gives priority access for Swedish users to all Petra III beam lines that are administered by DESY.
Sweden also co-finances the SuperADAM reflectometer at the Institut Laue-Langevin's (ILL) neutron source in Grenoble, France. SuperADAM is administered by Uppsala University.
Swedish membership in international facilities
The Swedish Research Council also fund the Swedish membership in the European synchrotron ESRF and the neutron source at ILL, both in Grenoble, France. They also contributes to operating costs at the neutron source ISIS outside Oxford, England.
In this context, it is also relevant to mention the Swedish membership of the European photon-based free electron laser, European XFEL (EuXFEL), at DESY in Hamburg.
- On the website of the Swedish Research Council's you can read more about their funding of national and international research infrastructure, including MAX IV and ESS
- The Swedish Research Council's website also collects links to ongoing initiatives and initiatives linked to ESS and MAX IV.
The previous initiative SWEbeams
In 2018, Vinnova and the Swedish Research Council funded the project SWEbeams (Vinnova's number 2017-04705). The purpose was to bring together actors in business, research institutes and academia with a pronounced or potential interest in ESS, MAX IV and the joint research and innovation arena.
The project was led by Fredrik Hörstedt, Vice-Rector at Chalmers University of Technology, with support from a working group of representatives from MAX IV, ESS, Lund University and Science Village Scandinavia.
The work resulted in a number of nationwide meetings, dialogues with key players, and a written report regarding how Sweden can better benefit from investments in and around world-leading research infrastructures.