High-throughput X-ray diffraction (XRD) is one of the most indispensable techniques to accelerate materials research. However, the conventional XRD analysis with a large beam spot size may not best appropriate in a case for characterizing organic materials thin film libraries, in which various films prepared under different process conditions are integrated on a single substrate. Here, we demonstrate that high-resolution grazing incident XRD mapping analysis is useful for this purpose: A 2-dimensional organic combinatorial thin film library with the composition and growth temperature varied along the two orthogonal axes was successfully analyzed by using synchrotron microbeam X-ray. Moreover, we show that the time-consuming mapping process is accelerated with the aid of a machine learning technique termed as Bayesian optimization based on Gaussian process regression.
- Bayesian optimization
- high-throughput mapping
- microbeam X-ray
- organic combinatorial thin film library