New developments in TOF + LA-ICP-MS

The guys from TOFWERK have recently just published an article in Spectroscopy on the combination of icp-TOF with LA-ICP-MS. I recommend it for those interested in advances in high-throughput/high-resolution imaging (including a ~2 x 1 mm image, measured at 5 µm resolution in just 80 minutes!) http://www.spectroscopyonline.com/laser-ablation-and-inductively-coupled-plasma-time-flight-mass-spectrometry-powerful-combination-hig iolite is working with TOFWERK on how to…

iolite 4 update

We have been receiving some enquiries about when iolite 4 will be released and what it will look like. Some people are concerned about buying iolite 3 only for iolite 4 to be released the next week and have to buy it as well. Hopefully this post will clear some of that up for you.…

Calculating 2SD in iolite and Selection Matrices

A question that appears from time to time in iolite circles is how to report the 2SD instead of the default 2SE for each selection. This is something that we hope to automate in the future but, as is usually the case in iolite, the information is there, you just need to work out where…

iolite version 3.31 is here!

Yes, we’ve finally released a new version of iolite, and with it comes a host of improvements and bug fixes since v3.1. Download it here. This latest release includes the beta version of Chad’s Common Pb U-Pb DRS that was presented at Goldschmidt this year. It is still a beta version, but feel free to…

iolite cheat sheet

Some users have asked us for a handy list of the keyboard shortcuts used for selection manipulation, so here’s a very basic one-pager! Any feedback greatly appreciated. One page iolite cheat sheet

iolite 2015 Goldschmidt workshop sold out!

Hi all, Just letting you know that the 2015 iolite workshop associated with the Goldschmidt conference in Prague is now fully sold out. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to secure a larger teaching space, so we sold out pretty quickly this year. But if you’re interested in arranging a custom iolite workshop, please contact us at…

iolite – QUT workshop a success!

Last week, we conducted an iolite workshop at QUT for around 20 participants. Experience levels ranged from absolute beginners to a few who have been using iolite for years. Luckily we were able to provide information for even the advanced users, as well as introducing some of the new features released in iolite v3.1. For…

New version of VisualAge works with iolite 3

Joe Petrus has just released a new version of VisualAge (VA) on his website (http://www.japetrus.net/va/). This release is designed to work with iolite 3 so that you can use the new version of iolite and keep crunching out those data. We (the iolite team) don’t manage the code for VA, so please contact Joe or…

New Mass Spec Sync feature demo

We’ve been working hard on iolite 3, and one of the features we’re excited about is the new Mass Spec Sync feature. We’ve put together a quick (3 min) demonstration of how it works in the video below… and it gives you a sneak peak at the new iolite 3 interface… well, parts of it…

Sneak preview of 3D imaging in iolite

We’re working hard to bring you robust 3D imaging capabilities in iolite. We’re working with a range of scientists to bring best practice to LA-ICP-MS 3D imaging, and to that end, we’ve consulted with neuroscientists, biologists and geoscientists. The current plan is for iolite to do all the data preparation, and 3D volume reconstruction. You will also…