IBARAKI Materials Design Diffractometer (iMATERIA) is a high-throughput powder diffractometer. iMATERIA has a vacuum chamber, which is enclosed in a shield. Each sample is measured in 10 minutes, and must be placed in the vacuum chamber before being measured. If the vacuum in the chamber cannot be maintained while exchanging samples, the process of re-establishing the vacuum would become a bottleneck when samples are exchanged. To reduce exchange time, we developed and manufactured an automatic sample changer that can handle a large number of samples (up to 672) through both the vacuum chamber and shielding blocks.
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