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…

CellSpace images tutorial

The Iolite team and Ash Norris from Resonetics have been working on a new way of creating images. We take the spatial information recorded in laser log files and combine that with mass spec data to produce images of composition versus sampling position in the laser cell. This has some great advantages:-images don’t need to…

Estimating laser pit depth using the “Beam_Seconds” channel

We’ve had a few questions regarding how Iolite estimates down-hole fractionation (in the U-Pb DRS), and several people have also had problems reducing their data because the algorithms didn’t work as they should.So, I figured it might be useful to describe a bit about how the depth is estimated, and more practically to explain how…

Selecting integration periods automatically (Part 2)

As promised, this post will cover the 3rd option of automatic integration selection called “detect from beam intensity”. This option allows you to select portions of your data that satisfy up to three different criteria (e.g., where U238 is greater than 10000 counts per second). Because such criteria are independent of how your data were…