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Kokkonen, E., Lopes da Silva, F., Mikkelã, M.-H., Johansson, N., Huang, S.-W., Lee, J.-M., Andersson, M., Bartalesi, A., Reinecke, B. N., Handrup, K., Tarawneh, H., Sankari, R., Knudsen, J., Schnadt, J., Såthe, C., & Urpelainen, S. (2021). Upgrade of the SPECIES beamline at the MAX IV Laboratory. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 28(2), 588–601.

Upgrade of the SPECIES beamline at the MAX IV Laboratory

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Author: Kokkonen, Esko1; Lopes da Silva, Felipe1,2,3; Mikkelä, Mikko-Heikki1;
Organizations: 1MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Box 118, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
2Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit, University of Oulu, Box 3000, 90014 Oulu, Finland
3Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Oulu, Box 4300, 90014 Oulu, Finland
4Division of Synchrotron Radiation Research, Department of Physics, Lund University, Box 118, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
5Department of Physics, Tampere University, PO Box 692, 33101 Tampere, Finland
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Language: English
Published: International Union of Crystallography, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-02-11


The SPECIES beamline has been transferred to the new 1.5 GeV storage ring at the MAX IV Laboratory. Several improvements have been made to the beamline and its endstations during the transfer. Together the Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering endstations are capable of conducting photoelectron spectroscopy in elevated pressure regimes with enhanced time-resolution and flux and X-ray scattering experiments with improved resolution and flux. Both endstations offer a unique capability for experiments at low photon energies in the vacuum ultraviolet and soft X-ray range. In this paper, the upgrades on the endstations and current performance of the beamline are reported.

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Series: Journal of synchrotron radiation
ISSN: 0909-0495
ISSN-E: 1600-5775
ISSN-L: 0909-0495
Volume: 28
Issue: 2
Pages: 588 - 601
DOI: 10.1107/S1600577521000564
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 114 Physical sciences
116 Chemical sciences
218 Environmental engineering
221 Nanotechnology
Funding: Research conducted at MAX IV, a Swedish national user facility, is supported by the Swedish Research Council under contract 2018-07152, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems under contract 2018-04969, and Formas under contract 2019-02496. The SPECIES beamline has received funding from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. FLS would like to acknowledge the I4Future project (Funded from Europe Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 713606) and Dinex Finland for providing the catalyst material used on the research. JK acknowledges financial support from the Swedish Research Council grant numbers 2017-04840 and from the Craaford foundation. SU would like to acknowledge funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Project SURFACE (Grant Agreement No. 717022) and from the Academy of Finland InStreams profiling in Grant No. 326291. JS would like to acknowledge a project grant from the Swedish Research Council (grant No. 2017-03871). The authors wish to thank the SOLEIL–MAX IV collaboration and especially Jean-Jacques Gallet, Fabrice Bournel, Regis Vacheresse, and Giorgia Olivieri for their participation in the design of the AP cell. The ALD cell is designed in collaboration between University of Helsinki (Finland) and MAX IV Laboratory and funded by the Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki and Academy of Finland (grant No. 295696) under the operations collaboration agreement between Finland (FIMAX consortium) and MAX IV Laboratory.
EU Grant Number: (717022) SURFACE - The unexplored world of aerosol surfaces and their impacts.
(713606) I4FUTURE - Novel Imaging and Characterisation Methods in Bio, Medical, and Environmental Research and Technology Innovations
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