DanMAX is a Danish X-ray materials science beamline at the MAX IV synchrotron in Lund. The beamline will operate in the 15–35 keV range and have two endstations: one for full field imaging, and one for powder X-ray diffraction. The imaging instrument will support general purpose absorption, phase and diffraction contrast tomography with a resolution of at best 50 nm.  The instrument will be inaugurated at the end of 2020.


At the ESRF in Grenoble we have built the world’s first multiscale x-ray microscope in collaboration with the team at ID06. This enables to zoom inside mm-sized crystalline objects and acquire 3D movies of the microstructure and local strain.  It will be open to external users when the ESRF source upgrade is completed, in the second half of 2020. Chosen as one of 4 flagship projects at ESRF, an upgrade will become a dedicated full beamline in 2022.


At ESS we are part of the team that defines the two imaging instruments ODIN and BEER, both planned to be in hot commissioning in 2022. 

RECENT: The 3D team is heading the ESS lighthouse on hard materials science, SOLID, a center-of-excellence that was granted in April 2020. The center will have kick off in June 2020, if the Corona situation allows.

We are frequent users of imaging instruments at large scale facilities around the world, and happy to present or discuss possibilities for other users. So is Danscatt, the Danish user organization.



Innokentiy Kantor
Senior Researcher
DTU Physics
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Søren Schmidt
Cooperation with Henning Friis Poulsen
DTU Physics


Henning Friis Poulsen
Professor, Section leader
DTU Physics
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