Understanding materials is the key enabler within a range of industry sectors of critical importance. Many companies are daily challenged to develop advanced materials and materials processes with a competitive advantage in a global economy.
Advanced material science research can be performed on the large-scale neutron and X-ray facilities at the nearby MAX IV and ESS in Lund and the European XFEL in Hamburg. However, often only a handful of companies will have the resources and skills required to use these facilities unaided. Northern Europe has an unusually high concentration of strong competency centers at the universities with an expertise in neutron and X-ray techniques.
As the different LINX partners such as universities, industry, GTS and joint LINX projects need access to facilities at different times, for different purposes and at different scale, LINX Facilities will support and coordinate access and use of facilities within different categories: