Towards real-time probing of precipitates in hot-rolling processes under realistic conditions

SSAB, Lund University (Prof. Stephen Hall), Swerim, and Uppsala Synchrotronix have received funding from the Swedish Innovation Agency for combined SAXS and WAXS studies of the precipitation kinetics during hot-rolling of microalloyed steels, aiming at real-time in-situ experiments. The experiments will be carried out at Petra-3. Linda Bäcke from SSAB is the project manager. Read more here.

3D texture analysis for optimization of rolled aluminium

Lund University (the group of Prof. Stephen Hall), Gränges Sweden, and Uppsala Synchrotronix have received funding from the Swedish Innovation Agency to facilitate a wide-spread industrial usage of combined tomography and 3DXRD investigations by developing convenient means for co-visualization and interpretation of the resulting huge 3D data sets. The developed data analysis methods will be applied on existing tomography/3DXRD data of brazing phenomena in rolled aluminium. Read more here.

Participating in graphene analysis Round Robin

Together with researchers at Uppsala university and other groups, we participate in an interlaboratory Round Robin investigation of how to characterize industrial-scale manufactured graphene by SEM, TGA, Raman, and laser diffraction. The Round Robin is sponsored by SIO Grafen, a Swedish innovation program for industrial graphene development.

SIO Grafen

R&D service provider for the Materials Business Center in Lund

We have been selected as R&D service provider for the Materials Business Center in Lund with excellent materials innovation opportunities for companies in Skåne and Blekinge. Let us help you with cutting-edge research at MAX IV or at other large-scale facilities world-wide! We can also investigate your materials, devices, and products in conventional laboratories by, for instance, SEM/EDX and XPS. Contact us or the Materials Business Center staff for details.

Materials Business Center

Call for industrial PhD projects

Call for industrial R&D projects at synchrotron radiation or neutron facilities to be carried out by PhD students, who are not experienced in such research, under supervision by large-scale research experts. Deadline 19 February 2020. Please get in touch with us to discuss opportunities for involving the right experts and writing a winning project proposal.

Feasibility studies – mimicking the conditions in hot strip mills

SSAB, Lund University, and Uppsala Synchrotronix have received funding from the Swedish Innovation Agency to investigate if the conditions during steel production in hot strip mills can be mimicked in synchrotron radiation experiments using scattering and imaging techniques. Read more about the feasibility studies here and here.

Call for industrial Swedish research projects at large-scale facilities

Sweden’s Innovation Agency (Vinnova) has announced the second 2019 call for proposals for industrial research at large-scale photon and neutron facilities. The deadline is 20 November. Feel free to discuss opportunities with us, preferably at an early stage to get sufficient time to set up a dedicated project team and write a carefully planned proposal.