What is CoNeXT?
CoNeXT is a University of Copenhagen interfaculty collaborative project
Fertilizing the ground and harvesting the full potential of the new neutron and X-ray research infrastructures close to Copenhagen University
The project is supported for the period 2013-2016 by 27.9 mio DKK by UCPH2016 programme of Excellence. CoNeXT acronym comes from (Co(penhagen University Ne(utron and) X-(ray) T(echniques).
The CoNeXT project is initiated by the new neutron and X-ray synchrotron research infrastructures that operational or under construction in Lund, Sweden and Hamburg, Germany: ESS, MAX IV, Petra III and European XFEL. The aim of the project is to ensure that UCPH will be ready to use the full potential of the new neutron and X-ray sources and can act as a portal for Danish and North European Industries with potential for use of the unique research infrastructures.
The University of Copenhagen has published a whitepaper on the University's use of neutron and X-ray sources
It unites scientists that are experienced users of the large facilities with other that can see the great potential in the facilities. At present CoNeXT involves 31 researchers from 5 faculties (HEALTH, HUM, LAW, SOC and SCIENCE) that all are engaged in interfaculty collaborative projects directed towards the large facilities. It is one of the aims of the project that everybody at UCPH should know about the large neutron and X-ray sources and their scientific potential, and the group of the researchers involved is expected to grow over the years.
Danscatt is an umbrella organisation for all Danish users of neutron and X-ray synchrotron sources.