ForMAX Workshop

MAX IV Laboratory

MAX IV Laboratory

Day 1: Fotongatan 2, 225 92 Lund Day 2: Ole Römers väg 1, 223 63 Lund

A meeting with scientific and technical presentations by expert users on synchrotron radiation techniques within fields of relevance for the forest and pulp industry.

Possibilities for interaction and presentations by R&D experts from the indus­try on current and future needs on research opportunities.

Specific discussions regarding the ForMAX beamline.

Guided tour at the research facility.

Through experiments on beamlines at MAX IV, unique information can be obtained for academic as well as industrial research. At ForMAX, a proposed beamline that is tailored after the needs forest and pulp industry extra efforts to gather relevant experimental techniques have been made.

At this workshop, experts that are already today using these techniques on relevant systems, e.g. cellulose will present examples on what information is possible to achieve.

Daniel Söderberg, KTH
Sven Lidin, LU
Lennart Bergström, SU
Fredrik Lundell, KTH
Stephen Hall, LTH
Experts from MAX IV Laboratory

Registration deadline: June 8th

Workshop fee: Commercial participants 3 000 SEK, academic participants 1 000 SEK (please observe that dinner and lunch is included but not travel & lodgning)

  • Caroline Löfgren
  • Christoph Quitmann
  • Fabiola Vilaseca
  • Katarina Jonasson
  • Lars Nordstierna
  • Lars-Erik Enarsson
  • Lennart Salmén
  • Marko Huttula
  • Mats Qvarford
  • Micael Ragnarsson
  • Mikael Hannus
  • Mikael Lindström
  • Mikael Lindström
  • Olle Steffner
  • Rune Sjölin
  • Stephen Hall
  • Stig Stenström
  • Tomas S. Plivelic
  • Torbjörn Pettersson
  • Viktor Nikitin
  • Yngve Cerenius
    • 10:30 10:45
      Welcome – Christoph Quitmann & Daniel Söderberg 15m
    • 10:45 11:30
      Introduction to the world of advanced characterization – Sven Lidin, LU 45m
    • 11:30 12:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 12:30 13:15
      Introduction to the synchrotron facility, Yngve Cerenius, MAX IV 45m

      Basic design – The machine and the beamline
      MAX IV – setting a new standard among synchrotrons
      MAX IV – as a project
      MAX IV – as a user facility, access modes etc

    • 13:15 14:15
      The Measurement Toolbox –​ Quick introduction to three synchrotron based experimental techniques with high industrial interest, including case studies/ examples with relevance for forest and/or pulp industry 1h

      SAXS/WAXS – Tomas Plivelic, MAX IV
      EXAFS – Katarina Norén, MAX IV
      Imaging techniques – Stephen Hall, LTH

    • 14:15 14:45
      ForMAX – Daniel Söderberg, WWSC 30m

      A dedicated beamline for academic and industrial research and development related to forest materials and processes

    • 14:45 15:45
      Tour of MAX IV including coffee 1h
    • 15:45 16:45
      Investigating material mechanics through 4D synchrotron imaging - Stephen Hall, LU 1h
    • 16:45 18:00
      Short presentations from industrial participants 1h 15m

      Who they are and their interest and need for materials, processes and advanced characterization techniques

    • 18:30 20:30
      Dinner 2h Elite Hotel Ideon

      Elite Hotel Ideon

    • 08:15 09:00
      Process development for nano-structured cellulose materials – Fredrik Lundell, KTH 45m Sibirien (MAX-lab)



      Ole Römers väg 1 223 63
    • 09:00 09:45
      Tackling cellulose-related questions with synchrotron-based methods – Germán Salazar Alvarez, SU 45m Sibirien (MAX-lab)



      Ole Römers väg 1 223 63 Lund
    • 09:45 10:15
      Examples of research that would benefit from ForMAX 30m Sibirien (MAX-lab)



      Wallenberg Wood Science Center
      Oulu University

    • 10:15 10:30
      Coffee 15m MAX-lab


    • 10:30 11:30
      Discussion regarding the ForMAX beamline 1h Sibirien (MAX-lab)



      Needs specific to forest materials and processes
      Possible unique features of the beamline