Metallic materials exploration at Large-Scale Facilities
Other university or unit
“Super microscopes” for revealing material composition and structures down to nano scales describes what large-scale research facilities (LSFs) can do in research. LSFs are located around Europe and the world. Examples are the MAX facilities in Sweden, DESY in Germany and ESRF in France. These LSFs make it possible to perform advanced scientific experiments, which are not possible in ‘normal’ laboratories. It is recognised that LSFs have led to major scientific advances. LSFs are therefore widely used for cutting-edge basic research by scientists from many different disciplines. It is emerging that LSF are also powerful tools for applied engineering research aimed at solving industrial problems and shaping innovative processes, materials and products. The challenge however is that it takes a long time for engineers at companies to learn about, and start applying LSF techniques, in their R&D work.
This project will therefore work to overcome that challenge by enabling researchers and engineers working within the metallic materials sector to learn about LSF research – as well as how LSF methods can be applied in their company’s product/process development.
Together we will achieve this aim by a combination of theoretical courses to enable the necessary overview of the physics of LSF techniques and practical hands-on training at LSFs and workshops, including activities where the participants can bring their own problems to work on - together with LSF experts.
The experts that you will work with have decades of experiences in using LSFs in applied research aimed at solving industrial problems.