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…

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…

Masking your results in Iolite – tips and pitfalls

REMEMBER, masking is on by default! So watch this video to find out how masking affects your data! Included is a brief example of how masking works and how masking can affect your results. Also includes things to look out for when setting mask thresholds. If you have any comments or questions, please post on…

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…

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…

What do data look like in Iolite?

This is another introductory post for those of you who are new to Iolite and are wondering what we mean when we say that Iolite is all about data visualisation. The video gives you a quick tour of what mass spectrometer data looks like in Iolite. More specifically, in this video I look at a…