The Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IHEP) won the bid for the waveguide system of the MAX IV Project on March 22, 2012, marking the landing of IHEP’s accelerator components in northern Europe for the first time.
The successful bid was announced by the MAX-lab, a Swedish national laboratory operated jointly by the Swedish Research Council and Lund University with research focus on accelerator physics, research based on the use of synchrotron radiation, and nuclear physics using energetic electrons.
IHEP was appointed as the official supplier of the components in microwave and vacuum system of the MAX IV Project in 2011. As being invited by the Swedish National Electron Accelerator Laboratory for Synchrotron Radiation Research, Nuclear Physics and Accelerator Physics and the MAX-lab, IHEP joined the international bidding for the waveguide system of the MAX IV Project. After extended review, IHEP ranked the first among the competing candidates and won the final bid.
The MAX IV project will be the next generation synchrotron radiation facility in Sweden. It will replace the existing laboratory consisting of the MAX I, II and III storage rings. The main sources at MAX IV are two storage rings (1.5 GeV and 3 GeV) with state-of-the-art low emittance for the production of soft and hard x-rays.