NanoMAX KB-mirrors

Coordinating university or institute

Lund University,



Project description

NanoMAX is a Hard X-ray monochromatic nanoprobe experimental station at MAX IV. The second experimental station at NanoMAX beamline use two plane-elliptical in Kirkpatrick-Baez configuration to achieve a spot size in the 100-1000 nm range. In order to meet the high demands of stability at MAXIV and high level of accuracy for the attenuation of the mirrors a in-house design was developed. The design is influenced by MAXIV alignment principle with one alignment unit per degree of freedom. Flexure links and a cage made from invar is the backbone of the design with low thermal drift. The mirror supports are designed to exclude the gravitational effect and the mirrors have a figure error of less than 1 nm.




Lund University MAX IV

  • Ulf Johansson, Team leader, Beamline Scientist
  • Gerardina Carbone, Beamline Scientist
  • Sebastian Kalbfleisch, Instrument Scientist
  • Linus Roslund, Mechanical Designer
  • Karl Åhnberg, Mechanical Designer

Core deliverables

  • Stability
  • Alignment
  • Thermal drift
  • In-house design and development

Industry involvement

  • Jtec
  • Arrema Mekano
  • FMB Berlin
  • Pfeiffer Vacuum

Total budget

EUR 350 000

Procurement codes

Mechanical Engineering and raw materials
Optics and photonics

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