Automatic sample changer for IBARAKI materials design diffractometer (iMATERIA)

Akinori Hoshikawa, Toru Ishigaki, Masao Yonemura, Kenji Iwase, Hidetoshi Oguro, Dyah Sulistyanintyas, Takashi Kamiyama, Makoto Hayashi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012083
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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