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    Aeronautics and Automotive

     High-resolution synchrotron XRD analysis for damage-tolerant bearing steel

    Sactterin AB, Ovako AB
    Jun 2022 - Oct 2022

    Scatterin AB and Ovako AB teamed up to investigate the microstructure of bearing steel with PETRA III’s brilliant synchrotron light.

    Pharma and Biotechnology

    Better and sustainable protective textiles for the healthcare sector

    OHB System AG, Dastex Reinraumzubehör GmbH & Co. KG, Krüss GmbH, DESY, Helmholtz Center Hereon, Volume Graphics GmbH, Quality Analysis GmbH

    Cleanroom clothing CS016

    Energy Applications

    A greener laser welding process

    Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, HEREON, DESY
    Jan 2023 - Sep 2024

    A collaboration of the laser specialist Trumpf, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT), the Chair of Laser Technology at RWTH Aachen and Hereon used X-ray videography at PETRA III to find a better for the Laser welding process of copper metal-ceramic welds in electrical vehicles.

    Metallurgy and Mining

    A large collaboration to improve duplex stainless steel

    Outokumpu Stainless AB, Alfa Laval Tumba AB, AB Sandvik Materials Technology
    Oct 2018 - Mar 2019

    A group of representatives from academia, research institutes, and steel manufacturers and users, used synchrotron light to study duplex stainless steel. They successfully gathered information that can help improving the resistance and lifespan of this material.

    Industrial production and Manufacturing

    A nano-scale glimpse into stainless steel brazing

    Alfa Laval
    Nov 2018 - Mar 2020

    Alfa Laval and Lund University used MAX IV to gain insights into the deoxidation process that occurs during the brazing of stainless steel products. These observations can help Alfa Laval to optimize its production process and solve R&D challenges. A leader in stainless steel products The Lund-based company Alfa Laval is an industry leader in the manufacturing of stainless steel products such as heat exchangers […]

    Industrial production and Manufacturing

    A push towards flux-free aluminium brazing

    Gränges Sweden AB
    Nov 2018 - Feb 2020

    Gränges customers assemble aluminium sheets through brazing using braze clads, a fast and convenient assembly method. The technique used is called controlled atmosphere brazing, a procedure where brazing is performed in a furnace with nitrogen at temperatures around 600ºC. A crucial step preceding brazing is the removal of the surface oxide layer, which forms naturally on the aluminium surface.

    Industrial production and Manufacturing

    An exploration of the micromechanical response of nitrocarburised steel

    Volvo Trucks
    Feb 2022 - Jul 2022

    Volvo Trucks in collaboration with RISE wanted to study the micromechanical response of the joining zone of nitrocarburized steels. The project group, also consisting of Bodycote, KTH and Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon used insitu X-ray microdiffraction during nanoindentation. Synchrotron technique is unprecedented Every year, more than one million engine gears are produced at Volvo Trucks using nitrocarburizing heat treatment. This surface heat-treatment provides fatigue strength, corrosion protection […]

    Metallurgy and Mining

    An X-ray look on an innovative steel

    Ovako
    Nov 2018 - Mar 2020

    Ovako has developed the innovative Hybrid Steel and wants to gain a more thorough understanding of its composition at the nanometre level. Together with researchers from Chalmers University of Technology they performed X-ray experiments that can help refining the production process of their new proprietary material.

    Bio-based materials and polymers

    Better boxes for more sustainable packaging

    BillerudKorsnäs AB
    Nov 2018 - Nov 2019

    BillerudKorsnäs together with RISE performed X-ray scattering experiments to understand the cause behind the deformation of corrugated boxes used in goods delivery. The collected data is contributing to the development of sturdier and more sustainable boxes. The way goods travel the world The use of corrugated boxes is the most common and wide-spread solution for the delivery of goods around the world, but it is […]

    Food and Agriculture

    Bread at the nanoscale

    Lantmännen
    Nov 2018 - Feb 2020

    Lantmännen and RISE want to establish new knowledge about the interaction of polysaccharides with water, and the gelatinisation of starch granules that shapes the baking process. The results of the X-ray scattering experiments help Lantmännen optimise the different qualities of their flours. The aim for better flours Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative and Northern Europe’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products with operation […]

    Medtech - Biomedical engineering

    Can understanding potato starch aid in wound healing?

    Magle Chemoswed AB, Malmö University
    Jan 2018

    Malmö University together with Magle Chemoswed, investigated hydration of Microporous Polysaccharide Hemospheres, using SWAXS performed at MAX IV, combined with sorption calorimetry, gravimetrical swelling, rheology and differential scanning calorimetry experiments. The Microporous Polysaccharide Hemospheres are starch-based particles developed by the Swedish company Magle Chemoswed AB that can be used to accelerate wound healing.

    Chemistry and Catalysis

    Catalyst under synchrotron light

    Haldor Topsøe

    Haldor Topsoe and PETRA III scientist came togehter to investigate an important catalyst for steam reforming by XAFS.

    Chemistry and Catalysis

    Chemical Mill produces novel green fertilizer

    DESY, Ruđer Bošković Institute (IRB), Lehigh University Bethlehem, ICL Fertilizers, University Zagreb

    X-ray experiments at DESY’s synchrotron light source PETRA III allowed scientists from the Ruđer Bošković Institute (IRB) , the Lehigh University in Bethlehem, the fertilizer company ICL, the University Zagreb and DESY to optimize a purely mechanical process for the production of Nitrogen and Calcium fertilizer.

    Cleaner drinking water with neutron scattering techniques 

    Sweden Water Research AB
    Oct 2018 - Aug 2019

    Safe and readily available water is vital for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production, or recreational purposes. Sweden Water Research and ESS collaborated to explore how neutron scattering techniques can be used to develop more efficient water purification methods.  Plastic use is ubiquitous in our modern-day society. Many plastic products contain the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which is added […]

    Industrial production and Manufacturing

    Cleaner steel with synchrotron X-ray microtomography

    SSAB
    Nov 2018 - Mar 2020

    Steel producer SSAB, the metal research institute SWERIM and the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) used synchrotron X-ray microtomography to explore ways to detect foreign particles in predefined steel. The results show that it is possible to detect tiny inclusions down to a size of <2.4 μm.

    Metallurgy and Mining

    Complex ores meet synchrotron light

    Boliden AB
    Nov 2018 - Apr 2020

    The company Boliden and Luleå University of Technology used X-rays at MAX IV to understand how to improve the extraction of by-products from complex ores. By-products obtained from ores have an increasing value in many industrial areas including renewable energies. The importance of by-products Boliden is a Swedish high-tech metal company with 90-years expertise and its own mines and smelters. Further to the main metals […]

    Construction Materials

    Converting non-reactive biomass ash into environmentally friendly cement

    Renotech OY

    Renotech Oy from Finland has developed a concept where biomass ash can be transformed into cement. Thermogravimetric analysis and synchrotron X-ray diffraction were combined to identify the best ash modification from their pilot biomass combustion unit.

    Surfaces and Interfaces

    Developing chemical-free cleaning with the help of synchrotron X-rays

    Sweden Water Research AB (SWATAB)
    Feb 2020 - Mar 2021

    Every year, billions of kilograms of detergents and cleaning agents are used globally, ending up in aquatic systems and accumulating in living organisms. To further develop a water filtration system without chemicals, SWATAB and Lund University used synchrotron X-rays at MAX IV.

    Construction Materials

    Developing more durable concrete using neutron and X-ray tomography 

    Cementa AB
    Aug 2019 - Jan 2021

    To study what happens when concrete freezes, and is exposed to different types of moisture loads, Cementa AB, Malmö University, and Lund University have used neutron and X-ray tomography with the aim to develop concrete that is safer and more resistant to harsh weather conditions.  

    Pharma and Biotechnology

    Developing novel peptide drug candidates using X-ray crystallography

    Follicum AB
    Feb 2020 - Jul 2021

    Peptide therapy can be used to treat many diseases, including diabetes. The early-stage drug development company Follicum AB teamed up with SARomics Biostructures and Lund University using X-ray crystallography to explore new potential drug candidates based on tissue repair peptides.

    Medtech - Biomedical engineering

    Discover the true potential of your biomaterial with X-rays

    BoneSupport AB
    Aug 2018 - Mar 2020

    BoneSupport AB and scientists from Lund University used X-ray tomography to observe how the bone substitute produced by the company behaves inside the bone. They confirmed the distinctive features of the product and observed how it protects the bone material during mechanical loading.

    Aeronautics and Automotive

    Enhanced cast iron for Scania’s vehicles

    Scania CV AB
    Nov 2018 - Nov 2019

    Scania together with Lund University and RISE used synchrotron light to gain deeper knowledge on how the cast iron elements used in their vehicles are subjected to stress that could lead to cracks. The gained knowledge is beneficial for both material R&D and product development activities, in the aim of developing improved cast iron components. The toll of heavy transports Scania is a world-leading provider […]

    Pharma and Biotechnology

    Finding drug candidates faster

    SARomics Biostructures AB
    Nov 2018 - Nov 2019

    SARomics Biostructures in collaboration with the BioMAX beamline’s scientists successfully tested the feasibility of serial crystallography at MAX IV. The advent of the first fourth-generation synchrotron pioneered by MAX IV finally makes serial crystallography more easily accessible to private companies. Crystals for drug development SARomics Biostructures is a contract research organization (CRO) offering structural biology services in the field of early-stage drug discovery. One of […]

    Pharma and Biotechnology

    Finding treatments for type 2 diabetes using X-ray crystallography

    Implexion Pharma
    Feb 2020 - Jul 2021

    Diabetes is a chronic disease and a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke, and lower limb amputation. The drug discovery company Implexion Pharma and Lund University set out to explore new potential drug candidates for type 2 diabetes with the help of X-ray crystallography research techniques.

    Pharma and Biotechnology

    How biological drug development benefits from photons

    Alligator Bioscience AB
    Oct 2018 - Mar 2020

    Alligator Bioscience in collaboration with SARomics Biostructures used X-ray crystallography to unveil the unique characteristics of one of their antibody-drug candidates, proving how valuable synchrotron X-rays can be for drug development. A promising antibody Alligator Bioscience, located just a few kilometres away from MAX IV, is a biotechnology company specialised in the development of antibody-based immunotherapies for cancer treatment. The company has a portfolio of […]

    Medtech - Biomedical engineering

    Identifying leaking syringes with neutrons

    Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB
    Nov 2018 - Dec 2019

    The biopharmaceutical company Sobi together with neutron experts from RISE used neutron radiography for the detection of leakages in prefilled syringes. The results show the potential of this technique in detecting leaks, with significant advantages for design and quality assurance in syringe production.

    Environmental Engineering and Recycling

    Identifying Toxic Compounds in Incineration Bottom Ash

    DESY, The Water Research Centre Limited (WRc)
    Nov 2022

    Studying the speciation of zinc and copper compounds in thermal treatment residues to inform waste classification. Water Research Centre Limited (WRc) and DESY collaboration.

    Bio-based materials and polymers

    Improved packaging products using X-ray scattering techniques  

    Tetra Pak
    Aug 2019 - Dec 2020

    Most polymer-based packaging opening devices are produced by injection moulding. The packaging company Tetra Pak and Chalmers University used small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS) to learn more about injection moulding processes and improve the properties and composition of opening devices.  

    Metallurgy and Mining

    Improving cutting of ultra-high-strength steel

    SSAB, Swerim
    Nov 2018 - Nov 2019

    The Swedish steel producer SSAB with help from Swerim AB and researchers at DESY investigated residual stresses introduced at the edges of the sheet during cutting operations. Using synchrotron X-rays, the company experts found that shear cutting leads to high stresses that can be dangerous for the ultra-high-strength steel (UHSS). The information is valuable for improving the cutting processes.

    Industrial production and Manufacturing

    Improving laser powder-bed fusion processes using synchrotron X-rays

    Linde
    Feb 2020 - Mar 2021

    Laser-powder bed fusion is an advanced additive manufacturing technology for producing small and precise metal components. The gas company Linde and Chalmers University of Technology used synchrotron X-rays to study how to improve laser-powder bed fusion processes by looking at how helium influences the solidification of metal materials.

    Industrial production and Manufacturing

    Improving metal cutting tools using X-rays

    Seco Tools
    Nov 2018 - Dec 2020

    Metal machining is essential to produce components such as gears, bearings, clutches, tools, screws, and nuts. Seco Tools and Linköping University used X-ray absorption spectroscopy to acquire knowledge about tool wear behavior to develop more efficient cutting tools – and get faster production rates.

    Industrial production and Manufacturing

    Increasing paperboard durability using neutron imaging 

    BillerudKorsnäs, LTH/Lunds Universitet
    Nov 2018 - Nov 2019

    Cellulose-based paperboard is a renewable, recyclable, and durable packaging material. Scientists from the packaging provider company, BillerudKorsnäs, and researchers from Lund University have used neutron imaging to explore ways to make this material better resist water.  Bridging knowledge gaps with neutron imaging   Paperboard is one of our most widely used packaging materials for packaging food and beverage products, including juices, milk, and cereal. The packages are […]

    Pharma and Biotechnology

    Insights into better ways to package and deliver RNA into human cells

    BioNTech; University of Mainz; EMBL

    BioNTech, the biotech company that together with Pfizer developed one of the first COVID-19 vaccines, conducted scattering experiments at DESY’s synchrotron facility PETRA III in collaboration with the University of Mainz and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Research questions and analyses were addressing the question how to better package mRNA in nanoparticles for vaccines or individualized drugs.

    Pharma and Biotechnology

    Investigating tablets

    MagleChemoswed
    Jan 2022 - Sep 2022

    Magle Chemoswed explored the concentrations of polymorphs in with the help of X-ray powder diffraction both in lab-scale equipment and at DanMAX Beamline at MAX IV. The results where both interesting both for this specific active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and as a comparison between lab-equipment and MAX IVs capabilities. The experiment was made through guided access provided by MAXESS and SmiLe Incubator.

    Energy Applications

    Looking inside a Battery

    Finden Ltd., DESY

    Together with the industry partner FINDEN LTD, DESY scientist used x-ray diffraction computer Tomography to gather insights into the inner life of simple AAA batteries to reveal their aging process and in order to make these last longer.

    Food and Agriculture

    Mixing neutrons and photons for longer-lasting bread

    Lantmännen
    Nov 2018 - Feb 2020

    Lantmännen together with RISE and Lund University combined neutron and X-rays experiments to look at the distribution of water inside doughs during proofing and baking. Their final aim is to produce baking products with a longer shelf life. Fresh for longer Wouldn’t it be nice if the bread you buy kept its freshly baked taste and texture for days? Wouldn’t it be convenient for resellers […]

    Food and Agriculture

    More energy-efficient bread baking with synchrotron microtomography 

    Finax
    Jun 2019 - Oct 2021

    Increased energy efficiency during bread baking can save time and energy, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and save money. Scientists from Finax and researchers from RISE and MAX IV used time-resolved synchrotron microtomography to explore ways to make bread baking more energy efficient. 

    Pharma and Biotechnology

    New cancer drugs developed with the help of X-ray crystallography 

    Sprint Bioscience
    Jun 2019 - May 2020

    Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020, or nearly one out of six deaths yearly. Scientists from the drug discovery company Sprint Bioscience and researchers from MAX IV used X-ray crystallography to take important steps toward developing new and more efficient cancer drugs. 

    Chemistry and Catalysis

    Solving the crystal structure of novel complex materials

    Famar

    The company FAMAR conducted high resolution X-ray diffraction experiments for structural analysis of novel catalysts at the synchrotron facility PETRA III at DESY. With its new complex materials FAMAR aims to reduce C02 emissions in industry.

    Pharma and Biotechnology

    Stable emulsions under X-rays

    Speximo AB
    Nov 2018 - Aug 2019

    Speximo AB and MAX IV Laboratory used the unique properties of synchrotron light combined with SAXS and WAXS techniques to obtain new information on the quinoa starches they use in Pickering emulsions. The findings are beneficial for Speximo’s future product development. Mixing oil and water Speximo AB is a Swedish company founded and run by experts in starch Pickering emulsions. The company develops oil-in-water emulsions […]

    Pharma and Biotechnology

    The road towards more stable biopharmaceuticals

    Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB
    Nov 2018 - Dec 2019

    The company Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (Sobi) wants to know how to improve thermal stability of their biopharmaceutical products. Together with researchers from Malmö University, MAX IV, and RISE, they used synchrotron light to understand how proteins behave when water is removed from the pharmaceutical solution. Their findings can have important implications in the creation of more stable biological drugs. The challenge with residual water […]

    Metallurgy and Mining

    Using neutrons to tackle hydrogen embrittlement

    SSAB
    Nov 2018 - Nov 2019

    The steel producer SSAB with the help of Swerim AB and Malmö University learns more about how to prevent hydrogen embrittlement from limiting the potential of the company’s high-strength steel products. They turned to neutron diffraction to study the material in unique ways.  A challenge to high-strength steel Hydrogen embrittlement is a complex process where materials such as steel are embrittled after being exposed to hydrogen. […]

    Bio-based materials and polymers

    X-ray scattering helps a global packaging company to optimize the polymer films

    Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions AB
    Aug 2019 - Aug 2020

    "How to make the production of packaging materials more sustainable?” is the subject that world-known company, Tetra Pak is interested in. To answer this question and engage in the thorough characterization of polymer films, the company turned to MAX IV laboratory.

    Environmental Engineering and Recycling

    X-rays can help stop wasting waste

    Fortum Waste Solutions AB, E.ON, NOAH AS, Sysav Utveckling AB, and STENA Recycling AB
    Nov 2018 - Apr 2020

    Waste incineration companies working together with RISE investigated the use of synchrotron X-rays to identify nontoxic bottom ash from waste incineration that can be used as ground construction material. Bottom ash from waste incineration In Sweden, household and commercial waste that cannot be reused or recycled is incinerated, resulting in energy recovery and the generation of streams of fly ash and bottom ash as by-products. […]

    Metallurgy and Mining

    X-rays on duplex stainless steel

    Sandvik Materials Technology
    Apr 2018 - Apr 2019

    Sandvik Materials Technology and KTH developed an experimental setup based on synchrotron X-rays to study the effect of hydrogen on the microstructure of duplex stainless steel. This project has triggered a long-term interest in the opportunities at large-scale synchrotron facilities for the steel industry’s R&D activities.