The MAX laboratory with its two operating storage rings MAX I (550 MeV) and MAXII (1.5 GeV) offers excellent possibilities for visiting researchers in a broad range of disciplines: physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, materials science and advanced technology with unique possibilities for multi- and interdisciplinary interactions. With the third generation synchrotron radiation source MAX II, MAX-lab now operates one of the most brilliant radiation sources for VUV and soft x-ray production in the world (matched in Europe only by ELETTRA and BESSY II). The outstanding brilliance of MAX II makes the facility extremely valuable for European researchers. The high performance of MAX II is such that the facility will remain internationally competitive over a long time interval. Furthermore, there are plans for the construction of MAX III, a 700 MeV facility. The beamline instrumentation is state-of-the-art and the many excellent research groups utilizing MAX-lab are performing cutting-edge research. The laboratory focuses on high quality and world leadership in the specific areas where the laboratory has uniqueness in accelerator facilities and beamline instrumentation. The IHP program will be used to support a substantial increase in the number of European scientists using MAX-lab. Full technical and scientific support will be provided by the User Service Group at MAX-lab as well as by responsible scientists at the beamlines. These scientists are connected to the laboratory or to responsible research groups, e.g. PRT teams. MAX-lab will also provide practical aid with travel arrangements, accommodation etc.
Proposal deadlines and instructions on how to prepare proposals as well as information on the available experimental facilities are found on our home page http://www.maxlab.lu.se.
Nils Martensson, Max-laboratory, Ole Roemes Vaeg 1, Lund 22100, P.O. BOX 118, Sweden