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LINXS and MAX IV warmly invites you to a virtual half-day workshop that will focus on recent advances in synchrotron-based Infrared methods, encompassing both micro and nano imaging in combination with IR spectroscopy. The meeting will also form the kick-off for a webinar series of IR-related talks during the autumn where we will be hosting in-depth introductory presentations on IR spectromicroscopy techniques for new users, as well as showcasing state-of-the art research with synchrotron IR methods in various areas of science. We therefore welcome all researchers interested in or intrigued by IR spectroscopic imaging!

The aim of the workshop and webinar series is to bring together a community of researchers from Swedish & international universities and institutes, industry and synchrotrons to develop and discuss IR methods and science. As a second goal, we want to identify interest, scope and science cases for a future IR beamline ("MIRARI") at MAX IV. The workshop and webinars will therefore help us to provide crucial user input to the MAX IV process of developing a science-driven 'Strategy and Roadmap' guiding the development of the lab through to 2030 (see

When: Friday, 3rd of September 2021, 13:00 - 16:15 CET
Where: on Zoom (link will be provided right before the event)
Registration deadline: Sept 1


13:00 – 13:05 Welcome and introduction (Per Uvdal, Professor Chemical Physics, Lund University, Sweden)
13:05 – 13:20 MAX IV strategy and roadmap process (Marjolein Thunnissen, MAX IV & Martin Stankovski, LU Collaboration office)
13:20 – 13:40 Advances in IR spectroscopy techniques – experience from SOLEIL (Ferenc Borondics, Principal Beamline Scientist at Synchrotron SOLEIL, France)
13:40 – 14:00 Advances in IR spectroscopy techniques – experience from SIRIUS (Raul Freitas, Lead Researcher in the Imbuia group of the Soft and Biological Matter Division, LNLS, Brazil)
14:00 – 14:20 IR beamline at MAX IV – the past and the future (Per Uvdal)
14:20 – 14:30 Break
14:30 – 14:45 Operando FTIR to study molecular adsorption on oxide surfaces: From ultra-high vacuum to atmospheric pressures (Lars Österlund, Uppsala University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Solid State Physics)
14:45 - 15:00. Shining new light on old fossils (Johan Lindgren, Lund University, Molecular paleontology)
15:00 – 15:15 MAXIV for biomedical research, form a user perspective (Oxana Klementieva, Lund University, Experimental Medical Science)
15:15 – 16:00 General discussion, conclusion of the workshop (Karina Thånell)


Digital meeting on Zoom

No fee since the event is digital

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