Contact person:
Christian Stråhlman
  • Crafoordska stiftelsen
Responsible at Malmö University:
Christian Stråhlman
  • MAX IV Laboratory
  • Antti Kivimäki; University of Oulu Finland
Time frame:
01 June 2020 - 31 May 2021

Project description

The atmosphere contains a large number of gases, both natural and artificial. To understand the chemical atmospheric environment is crucial for modelling climate change and the negative impact of chemicals on the environment and public health. Atmospheric chemistry is driven by solar radiation. The solar irradiation breaks chemical bonds and reshapes molecules into possibly hazardous chemicals. There is a lack of knowledge on these processes for several industrial gases, which is needed to understand their environmental and health impact.

This project aims to construct an experimental station for negative-ion/positive-ion coincidence spectroscopy (NIPICO) at MAX IV. The new experimental station will be constructed at the Finnish-Estonian FinEstBeAMS beamline. The negative-ion spectroscopic method is particularly sensitive to rare chemical processes. NIPICO adds to existing methods available at the beamline. Through this project, we aim to present researchers at MAX IV with a new and unique instrument for molecular studies.