Center for X-rays in Swedish Materials Science (CeXS)

Linköping University,

Project description

Sweden has invested in a materials science beamline at PETRA III, DESY, Hamburg – the Swedish Materials Science beamline (SMS). A center with the name Center for X-rays in Swedish Materials Science (CeXS) is set up to take responsibility for the academic hosting of the SMS. The aim of CeXS is to: i) Increase the awareness and usage of high-energy x-ray characterization in materials science in the Swedish research community, ii) train the Swedish materials research community in the use of high-energy x-rays, iii) develop scientific scope and experimental environments for the SMS, iv) disseminate the Swedish research at PETRA III to stakeholders, etc. Through SMS’ contribution to DESY’s capabilities, Swedish scientists and industrial collaborators will be able to take advantage of a system for privileged access to all DESY-operated beamlines.


KTH Royal Institute of Technology:

  • Peter Hedström, Associate Professor in Materials Science, Department Materials Science and Engineering, specialist in high-energy x-rays for metals

Linköping University:

  • Jens Birch, Professor, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, specialist in highenergy x-ray instrumentation and in situ and in operando characterization of thin film

Core deliverables

  • Workshops
  • Training
  • Reporting of SMS activities
  • Web portal to SMS

Industry involvement

Swedish companies and research institutes working within the area of Materials Science Engineering are the primary non-academic stakeholders.



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