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Flexible positioning of a large area detector using an industrial robot

DOI: 10.1107/S1600577522006300 DOI Help

Authors: Christina Reinhard (Diamond Light Source) , Michael Drakopoulos (NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory) , Christopher M. Charlesworth (Diamond Light Source) , Andrew James (Diamond Light Source) , Hiten Patel (Diamond Light Source) , Paul Tutthill (YASKAWA) , Davide Crivelli (Diamond Light Source) , Hans Deyhle (Diamond Light Source) , Sharif I. Ahmed (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Journal Of Synchrotron Radiation , VOL 29 , PAGES 1004 - 1013

State: Published (Approved)
Published: July 2022
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 30995

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Abstract: The DIAD beamline for Dual Imaging and Diffraction at Diamond Light Source has opted to use an industrial robot to position its Dectris Pilatus 2M CdTe diffraction detector. This setup was chosen to enable flexible positioning of the detector in a quarter-sphere around the sample position whilst reliably holding the large weight of 139 kg of detector, detector mount and cabling in a stable position. Metrology measurements showed that the detector can be positioned with a linear repeatability of <19.7 µm and a rotational repeatability of <16.3 µrad. The detector position stays stable for a 12 h period with <10.1 µm of movement for linear displacement and <3.8 µrad for rotational displacement. X-ray diffraction from calibration samples confirmed that the robot is sufficiently stable to resolve lattice d-spacings within the instrumental broadening given by detector position and beam divergence.

Journal Keywords: synchrotron power diffraction; robot; stability; repeatability; SR-XRD; automation; detector positioning

Subject Areas: Engineering

Instruments: DIAD-Dual Imaging and Diffraction Beamline

Added On: 29/06/2022 10:47

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Detectors Engineering & Technology

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Diffraction X-ray Powder Diffraction