The Offer

Free measurements for industry: application process

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The application process; click to enlarge. For examples of applications go to Case Studies.

Service provided

  • Test measurement: Experimental measurement using well-established methods (e.g. powder diffraction, tomography) on a limited number of samples. The aim of the measurement is simply to demonstrate that variations between samples can be observed by the chosen technique.
  • Feasibility study: Development or adaptation of an existing method to guarantee output for specific types of sample. The study should, above all, clarify feasibility on one sample. A few other samples may be included to demonstrate the capacity to observe differences between them.
  • Data analysis: Provision of a final report on the experiment by the local experts, including clear and intelligible results.

Evaluation panel

SINE2020 takes a resolutely problem-oriented approach. An evaluation panel is appointed to assess the capacity of neutrons to address the case in point, identify the technique and facility most suited to the industrial user’s requirements, and confirm feasibility. The service provided includes the design and planning of the experiment to be performed through to the measurement and data analysis phases. No detailed knowledge of neutron techniques is required and a comprehensive report will be provided on the results.

Open access regulations

All results obtained under the SINE2020 are funded by the EU and must be made available to the public. This includes securing open access to the results. This concerns information about the name of the company receiving free measurements, the sample material and the analytical technique used in the experiment. Any background intellectual property (including sample synthesis and preparation details, composition and processing done prior to or after the measurement) can be excluded from publication.

Apply for free measurements

Our offer for free measurements has now concluded.

In addition to European countries, as of 01 January 2017, the following countries are associated to Horizon 2020 and therefore are welcome to apply:

  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Turkey
  • Israel
  • Moldova
  • Switzerland
  • Faroe Islands
  • Ukraine
  • Tunisia
  • Georgia
  • Armenia