WHO WE ARE

The LINX Association is the platform for Linking Industry to Neutrons and X-rays, as a neutral non-profit collaborator to industry, academia and interest organisations.

LEARN MORE

WHAT WE DO

We create an ecosystem to utilize advanced neutron- and X-ray techniques to facilitate understanding and development of new materials, processes and biological systems.

LEARN MORE

Membership

In four different membership categories we invite companies, universities, facilities and interest organisations to join the ecosystem and neutral portal.

LEARN MORE

News & Events

Read our latest news and see all events.

Latest Tweets

With neutrons you can study magnetism. For this reason, neutrons are heavily ... used in studying magnetic phenomena for future electronics, superconductors and many other applications. #neutronscience

New sample environments for experiments are crucial for developing capabilities ... to study interesting materials at the conditions they experience in industry processes. It will be very interesting to see the science that comes from this.

e-neutrons is such a great platform for learning about #neutronscience! Also for... people not enrolled in a university. Lots of very pedagogic material.

Congratulations to ESS with the inauguration of the infrastructure for the data ... centre. The DMSC facility in Copenhagen will be an integral part of all experiments at ESS and will set a new standard for how data is handled and used at neutron facilities.

A tasty example of how #neutronscience can be used to study food materials and ... help develop better foods and food processing techniques.

Thanks to all the participants in the @LINX_project meeting about #colloid ... #materials in Lund yesterday. Very interesting projects with application of X-rays and neutrons to colloid science for industrial applications. Thanks to @tetrapak for hosting.

LINX Projects

Externally funded projects

Projects performed on the neutral ground that LINX provides with one or more external funding channels. The project governance, financials, administration and coordination is performed by the LINX Management and the association take active part in the projects to the level needed. Subjects like contracting, collaboration, intellectual properties, confidentiality, applications and communication can be covered by the LINX services. The most important goal is to create value and impact.

Contract research projects

Based on initial activities in LINX or bespoke industry needs and requirements, LINX will identify the best match between industry and academia. These projects are often performed in a direct relationship between the industry and a university but LINX can support the process.

Pre-projects

Being problem and solution oriented, LINX can offer an informal activity to try out an analysis or test at the university facilities. It is thought to be a proof-of-concept that is free of charge and can lead to further LINX project activities.

Outreach Projects

LINX has a budget for outreach projects, where industry partners can cooperate with one or more universities to create a demonstration project. The project suggestion will need approval from the LINX Outreach Committee and will need to be public. Following the approval, a simple demonstration agreement need to be signed and then the project activity will be free of charge.

Read more

The LINX project

There are four types of projects based on industry-university collaboration in LINX.

Member Value Statements

Our members have spoken about the value of LINX Membership. Read more and join The Linx Association here

Fast response

I am impressed by the speed at which LINX and the Danish universities were able to address my specific questions.

Mette Poulsen, Senior Research Scientist, Novo Nordisk

Access to neutron facility

We needed to go beyond the lab and into the nanoscale level. Our collaboration with LINX is now in its second year and it continues to generate valuable new knowledge for us.

Peter Thomsen, CEO, Biomodics

Enhanced knowledge needed

We have produced stonewool fibres for more than a century. And yet, the project we are now carrying out with LINX promises to generate valuable new knowledge and not least tools for us.

Dorthe Lybye Head of Research , ROCKWOOL International

Enabling technology

With LINX we are enhancing the utility and reliability of a known component to fit our vision. Minimising false alarms in airport security scanners has a direct positive effect on the efficiency and passenger perception.

Morten Pankoke, CEO, Exruptive

Enabling technology

With LINX we are enhancing the utility and reliability of a known component to fit our vision. Minimising false alarms in airport security scanners has a direct positive effect on the efficiency and passenger perception.

Morten Pankoke, CEO, Exruptive

Fast response

I am impressed by the speed at which LINX and the Danish universities were able to address my specific questions.

Mette Poulsen, Senior Research Scientist, Novo Nordisk

Access to neutron facility

We needed to go beyond the lab and into the nanoscale level. Our collaboration with LINX is now in its second year and it continues to generate valuable new knowledge for us.

Peter Thomsen, CEO, Biomodics

Enhanced knowledge needed

We have produced stonewool fibres for more than a century. And yet, the project we are now carrying out with LINX promises to generate valuable new knowledge and not least tools for us.

Dorthe Lybye, Head of Research , ROCKWOOL International

Enhanced knowledge needed

We have produced stonewool fibres for more than a century. And yet, the project we are now carrying out with LINX promises to generate valuable new knowledge and not least tools for us.

Dorthe Lybye Head of Research, ROCKWOOL International

Enabling technology

With LINX we are enhancing the utility and reliability of a known component to fit our vision. Minimising false alarms in airport security scanners has a direct positive effect on the efficiency and passenger perception.

Morten Pankoke, CEO, Exruptive

Fast response

I am impressed by the speed at which LINX and the Danish universities were able to address my specific questions.

Mette Poulsen, Senior Research Scientist, Novo Nordisk

Access to neutron facility

We needed to go beyond the lab and into the nanoscale level. Our collaboration with LINX is now in its second year and it continues to generate valuable new knowledge for us.

Peter Thomsen, CEO, Biomodics

LINX Facilities

The LINX Facilities will act as the accelerator for bringing the industry and research centers together to explore the potentials of synchrotrons and neutron sources as unique analytical tools to better understand materials.

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:

  • Large scale facilities (MAX IV, ESS, XFEL, ILL, etc.)
  • Small scale facilities at the universities
  • Facilities available in industry, primarily with LINX members
  • LINX facilities: Offices, meetings, workshops, courses

LINX Facilities will ease and enable the use of facilities for all members so resources, value and quality is at the highest level possible. For verification and validation of LINX deliveries, other technologies and facilities may be utilised.

Read more

Read more about LINX Facilities

LINX Library

LINX Library will dynamically and continuously collect, manage and present all relevant neutron and X-ray related information, ensuring partner and member access and quality control.

The scope and content of the library will be based on industry requirements and there will be a diversified palette of services that creates maximum value for the users:

  • Articles
    The best suitable scientific and technical articles according to subject.
  • Newsletters
    The collection of the montly newletters produced by LINX.
  • Cases
    Case studies within the area of neutrons and X-rays
  • Multimedia
    Modern and comprehensive presentations of lectures and theoretical models.
  • Facilities
    A reach resource for both, small and large scale facilities

The LINX Library is designed to be dynamic, up-to-date, maintain a high level of quality and will grow as the users require new knowledge and information, and the LINX scientists support with input to the library platform.

Explore Library
Read more about LINX Library

LINX Academy

The main objective of LINX Academy is to provide training, awareness and competence improvement. Our partner universities such as Aarhus University, Technical University of Denmark and Copenhagen University among others, offer courses, both online and classroom as well as summer courses on different topics within X-rays and neutrons!

See all available courses here