Luleå University of Technology, which is known for its large research environments, is now opening up some of its laboratories for collaboration with other universities and the business community. In order to be able to finance continued investments, maintenance and competence development within our infrastructure for research and education, a high degree of utilization and accessibility for strategic partners is of the utmost importance.
The work of making our laboratories available is ongoing and first out is LUMIA, a merger of four laboratories that conduct microanalysis of various solid materials in 2D / 3D.
The lab deals with everything from medical mouth guards to high-strength steels to trace elements in minerals to zeolite membranes. Three laboratories for scanning electron microscopy and one laboratory for X-ray tomography are linked to the merger.
LUMIA is for researchers, doctoral students and organizations / companies that need advanced material analysis in 2D / 3D and can advantageously provide an entry-level environment for later analyzes at national and international research infrastructures such as MAX IV / ESS.