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“X-Cut” is the abbreviated name for our Röntgen-Ångström Cluster project titled “Materials Science of High Performance Cutting Tools Coatings by use of in-situ High Energy X-ray Scattering”.  The X-Cut name stems from “X” for x-rays and “Cut” for cutting tools coatings. We use high-energy x-ray scattering techniques to study hard and wear resistant coatings in-situ during growth as well as during operation. Our goal is to better understand coating synthesis and wear behavior in order to design hard coatings with improved performance and longer life times.

X-Cut is a collaboration between the Thin Film Division at Linköping University, Nanostructured Materials at Linköping University, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht at Petra III, and SECO Tools AB. 

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Information about the Röntgen-Ångström Cluster.

Scientific highlights

During our beamtimes in May and June, we performed experiments with our custom designed UHV deposition system and small-scale turning rig. Successful experiments were conducted with both our setups. The video shows the turning rig operating under industrially relevant conditions at beamline P07, Petra III.

Find more of our latest results under Highlights.

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Last updated: 07/03/15