What Iolite does so far…

As noted in the last post we’re all buzzing after Goldschmidt (of course from the workshop, but also from a whole week of stimulating discussions), and we’re now busy working on Iolite 3 among other things. But in the midst of all of this looking forward it occurred to us that this might be a…

Last word from the Iolite Workshop 2013

To all those who attended our Iolite Workshop 2013 in conjunction with the V.M. Goldschmidt conference, thank you for coming!It was great to see some really interested users from a range of backgrounds and with a variety of exposure to Iolite. The feedback we received was fantastic and we’re loaded with new ideas. We’re working…

More Iolite 2013 Workshop details

We’ve started preparing the Iolite 2013 Workshop, to be held in Florence, Italy, the weekend before the Goldschmidt Conference. Here is a brief list of some of the topics we will be covering: An introduction to the Iolite data reduction flow How to install and use Iolite Loading and checking mass spec data in Iolite…

Iolite Community Development

*** Updated with interference goodness! *** Seeing as it’s been a while since we last posted to the blog, we thought it’d be a good idea to point out that the Iolite team aren’t the only ones working on Iolite. There are others who are improving Iolite by adding their own features to make their…

Switching between DRS

The ease with which you can rapidly switch between different elements for internal standardisation and different reference materials for external calibration (see last post) is one of the great strengths of Iolite. This can be extended to the DRS level too. If, for example, in addition to standard U-Pb geochronology, you wish to do some…

Benefits of the Trace Elements_IS DRS

Those new to Iolite will notice that there are two version of the Trace elements DRS, called simply Trace_Elements and Trace_Elements_IS. Which one do I use? Well, if you are analysing a whole bunch of samples with similar major element composition (e.g. speleothems or corals where you can reasonably expect stoichiometric behaviour), or you are…

Interesting posts

Hi all, As you may be aware, the Iolite team have been busy working on a new release and the Iolite workshop (August 14th) as part of the Goldschmidt conference. But the forum has been busy with interesting and important questions asked by users. I recommend having a quick look at these topics: There’s a…

Iolite workshop: registration is now open

(Please note that registration has now closed for the 2011 workshop in Prague) Hi,Registration for the Iolite workshop is now open! Just as a quick reminder (the full original post can be found here), the workshop will be run in Prague on the 14th of August, 2011 (the sunday prior to Goldschmidt). It will be…

Selecting integration periods automatically (Part 1)

For anyone trying to process an even moderately sized dataset, the ability to select integration periods automatically is a huge timesaver. In addition, if you’re trying for reproducibility in the way you’re selecting each analysis, using an automated approach makes this a lot easier than trying to manually select exactly the same intervals over and…