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Title: Development of sample exchange robot PAM-HC for beamline BL-1A at the photon factory

Abstract

A macromolecular crystallography beamline, BL-1A, has been built at the Photon Factory (PF) for low energy experiments and has been operational since 2010. We have installed a sample exchange robot, PAM (PF Automated Mounting system), similar to other macromolecular crystallography beamlines. However, following the installation of a helium chamber to reduce the absorption of the diffraction signal by air, we developed a new sample exchange robot to replace PAM. The new robot, named PAM-HC (Helium Chamber), is designed with the goal of minimizing leakage of helium gas from the chamber. Here, the PAM-HC hardware and the flow of its movement are described. Furthermore, measurements of temperature changes during sample exchange are presented in this paper.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ; ;  [3];  [4]
  1. Mechanical Engineering Center, Applied Research Laboratory, KEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 Japan (Japan)
  2. (the Graduate University for Advanced Studies), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 Japan (Japan)
  3. Structural Biology research Center, Institute of Materials Structure Science, KEK (Japan)
  4. (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22608365
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1741; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: SRI2015: 12. international conference on synchrotron radiation instrumentation, New York, NY (United States), 6-10 Jul 2015; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; DIFFRACTION; HELIUM; INSTALLATION; PHOTONS; ROBOTS

Citation Formats

Hiraki, Masahiko, E-mail: masahiko.hiraki@kek.jp, Department of Accelerator Science, SOKENDAI, Matsugaki, Naohiro, Yamada, Yusuke, Senda, Toshiya, and Department of Materials Structure Science, SOKENDAI. Development of sample exchange robot PAM-HC for beamline BL-1A at the photon factory. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4952852.
Hiraki, Masahiko, E-mail: masahiko.hiraki@kek.jp, Department of Accelerator Science, SOKENDAI, Matsugaki, Naohiro, Yamada, Yusuke, Senda, Toshiya, & Department of Materials Structure Science, SOKENDAI. Development of sample exchange robot PAM-HC for beamline BL-1A at the photon factory. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4952852.
Hiraki, Masahiko, E-mail: masahiko.hiraki@kek.jp, Department of Accelerator Science, SOKENDAI, Matsugaki, Naohiro, Yamada, Yusuke, Senda, Toshiya, and Department of Materials Structure Science, SOKENDAI. Wed . "Development of sample exchange robot PAM-HC for beamline BL-1A at the photon factory". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4952852.
@article{osti_22608365,
title = {Development of sample exchange robot PAM-HC for beamline BL-1A at the photon factory},
author = {Hiraki, Masahiko, E-mail: masahiko.hiraki@kek.jp and Department of Accelerator Science, SOKENDAI and Matsugaki, Naohiro and Yamada, Yusuke and Senda, Toshiya and Department of Materials Structure Science, SOKENDAI},
abstractNote = {A macromolecular crystallography beamline, BL-1A, has been built at the Photon Factory (PF) for low energy experiments and has been operational since 2010. We have installed a sample exchange robot, PAM (PF Automated Mounting system), similar to other macromolecular crystallography beamlines. However, following the installation of a helium chamber to reduce the absorption of the diffraction signal by air, we developed a new sample exchange robot to replace PAM. The new robot, named PAM-HC (Helium Chamber), is designed with the goal of minimizing leakage of helium gas from the chamber. Here, the PAM-HC hardware and the flow of its movement are described. Furthermore, measurements of temperature changes during sample exchange are presented in this paper.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4952852},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1741,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jul 27 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Jul 27 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}