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1. (WO2019028254) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MOVING A SUBSTRATE
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WE CLAIM

1. A system for moving a substrate, the system comprising:

a chamber that comprises a chamber housing, the chamber housing comprises an opening;

a chuck that is configured to support the substrate;

a movement system that is mechanically coupled to the chuck and is positioned outside the chamber;

a controller that is configured to control the movement system;

an intermediate element that is positioned between the chamber housing and the movement system;

at least one sealing element that is configured to form a dynamic seal between the intermediate element and the chamber housing, wherein the dynamic seal seals the chamber from the movement system; and

wherein the movement system is configured to repeat, for each region of the substrate out of a plurality of regions of the substrate, the steps of:

rotating the chuck to position a given portion of the region of the substrate within a field of view that is related to an opening of the chamber housing; and

moving the chuck relation to the opening to position additional portions of the region of the substrate within the field of view that is related to the opening.

2. The system according to claim 1 wherein the movement system comprises a rotary stage for rotating the chuck.

3. The system according to claim 1 wherein the movement system comprises an X-axis Y-axis stage for moving the chuck in relation to the opening.

4. The system according to claim 1 wherein the movement system is configured to move the intermediate element in relation to the chamber housing while moving the chuck in relation to the opening.

5. The system according to claim 1 wherein the movement system is configured to move the intermediate element by up to a maximal distance in any direction, wherein the maximal distance does not exceed one hundred and twenty percent of a radius of the substrate.

6. The system according to claim 1 comprising sensors that are fixed in relation to the substrate.

7. A method for moving a substrate within a chamber that comprises a chamber housing, the method comprises:

positioning the substrate on a chuck that is positioned within the chamber; wherein the chuck is mechanically coupled to a movement system;

sealing the chamber from the movement system by forming, by at least one sealing element, a dynamic seal between an intermediate element and the chamber housing; wherein the intermediate element is positioned between the chamber housing and the movement system;

repeating, for each region of the substrate out of a plurality of regions of the substrate, the steps of:

rotating the chuck, by the movement system, to position a given portion of the region of the substrate within a field of view that is related to an opening of the chamber housing; and

moving the chuck, by the movement system, in relation to the opening to position additional portions of the region of the substrate within the field of view that is related to the opening.

8. The method according to claim 7 wherein the substrate has a radial symmetry and wherein the plurality of regions comprise four regions.

9. The method according to claim 7 wherein the rotating of the chuck comprises using a rotary stage of the movement system to rotate the chuck.

10. The method according to claim 7 wherein the moving of the chuck comprises using an X-axis and Y-axis stage of the movement system.

1 1. The method according to claim 7 comprising moving the intermediate element in relation to the chamber housing while moving the chuck in relation to the opening.

12. The method according to claim 11 comprising moving the intermediate element by up to a maximal distance in any direction, wherein the maximal distance does not exceed one hundred and twenty percent of a radius of the substrate.

13. A method for evaluating a substrate, the method comprises: positioning the substrate on a chuck that is positioned within a chamber that comprises a chamber housing; wherein the chuck is mechanically coupled to a movement system;

sealing the chamber from the movement system by forming, by at least one sealing element, a dynamic seal between an intermediate element and the chamber housing; wherein the intermediate element is positioned between the chamber housing and the movement system;

repeating, for each region of the substrate out of a plurality of regions of the substrate, the steps of:

(a) rotating the chuck, by the movement system, to position a given portion of the region of the substrate within a field of view of a microscope;

(b) moving the chuck, by the movement system, in relation to the opening to position additional portions of the region of the substrate within the field of view of the microscope; and

(c) evaluating, using the microscope, suspected defects of the substrates that are positioned in the additional portions of the region of the substrate.

14. The method according to claim 13 wherein the microscope is a scanning electron microscope.

15. The method according to claim 14 further comprising finding the suspected defects using an optical microscope and scanning the suspected defects by the scanning electron microscope.