LINX Association


LINX is the focal point for creating commercial value through innovative material science solutions based on advanced neutron & x-ray technology in collaboration with facilities, such as MAX IV, ESS and XFEL.

The ambition is, by 2020, to have provided unique R&D input to more than 50 companies in terms of understanding critical material components or processes. At the same time, LINX shall ensure that Danish industry takes optimal advantage of the coming large scale facilities ESS and MAX IV in Lund and the European XFEL in Hamburg.


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LINX Portal


The purpose of LINX Portal is to develop and mature an industry portal for the use of advanced neutron and X-ray techniques. LINX Portal will collect, manage and present all relevant neutron and x-ray related information, ensuring partner and member access and quality control.

As the main industry portal, there will be a diversified palette of services in the portal that creates maximum value for the users:
– Current articles
– Video and sound clips
– Simulation tools
– Modelling software
– Visualisation tools
– Contacts to experts

The LINX Portal is designed to be dynamic, up-to-date, maintain a high level of quality and will constantly aim to attract new industrial collaborators.

General information:


Universities (KU, DTU & AU):




LINX Facilities


Both universities, industry, GTS and 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:
– Big scale facilities (MAX IV, ESS, XFEL, CERN, etc.)
– Small scale facilities at the universities
– Facilities available in industry, primarily with LINX members
– LINX facilities: offices, meetings, workshops, courses

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



LINX Academy

The main objective of LINX Academy is to provide training, awareness and competence improvement regarding advanced neutron & x-ray technology based on the industry’s needs and requirements in order to embrace the technical know-how and usability of the methods.

LINX Academy can host:
– Classroom training with tailored syllabus
– Computer Based Training for advanced neutron & x-ray technologies and/or methods
– Hands-on training at universities and big-scale facilities
– Insourcing of industry resources to the LINX organisation across projects and universities
– Workshops on bespoke and prioritised subjects
– Shared or pooled Ph.D. students
– LINX will be the platform and meeting place between academia and industry, facilitating innovative training and education solutions.

The aim is to prepare and improve the personal and organisational ability to gain maximum advantage and value out of the neutron and x-ray technologies in relation to the industrial products.

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LINX Projects

The LINX projects are all centred around 6 focus areas, which have been chosen on the basis of concrete materials problems for the industries.
The initial projects cover research in material science in the topics of:
– Colloid materials
– Drug discovery, protein based pharmaceuticals & protein engineering
– Sorption of liquids and humidity
– Fiber structure and dynamics
– Materials at operating and processing conditions
– Quality assurance

The governing principle of LINX is industry pull, 20% of the university budget is allocated to method development projects.

Each project will have an identical budget structure: 1/3 is for internal activities (man power), 1/3 is dedicated for large-facility beam time and 1/3 is anticipated Contract Research (CR) to be commissioned at the universities for confidential activities. The first 2/3 is covered by 50% by the grant, while CR is paid 100% by the company.


The scope of LINX is to create an ecosystem ensuring that Danish companies can exploit the potential of neutron and X-ray technology to its fullest.
This will be achieved by combining industrial problem solving, promoting innovation, educating a new generation of materials experts for industry and enhance industry-university collaboration.
The goal for innovation is to help foster a Danish industry within X-ray instrumentation and software.

The projects within each focus area include one or more industry partners and universities (KU, DTU and/or AU).



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