The RAPID (Rock And Paleomagnetism Instrument Development) consortium is a multi-campus virtual institute devoted to improving the speed and precision of paleomagnetic and rock magnetic measurements. Our current campuses are Caltech, MIT, Yale, Occidental College, UT-Austin, USGS-Menlo Park, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Johannesburg.
RAPID's flagship instrument is our automatic sample changer for a vertical-oriented superconducting rock magnetometer, such as that produced by 2G Enterprises. The sample changer is described in an article in G3, and specifications are available from this web site.
May 2, 2008: The G3 paper describing the sample changer paper has been published. A postprint is available through the Caltech Authors ePrint depository.