DATA ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
ORGANIZING - Particle data is saved in “work blocks” that are listed in the upper left list. The particles are listed in the upper right. The spectra are plotted below.
CALLIBRATING - Calibrating the spectra is fairly simple but each instrument ships with a calibration as well. The calibrations can be adjusted in about two minutes.
IDENTIFYING - If you can collect spectra of what you expect to be present, you can identify them later in other data sets.
CLUSTERING - If you don’t have a good idea of what may be present, clustering the spectra reduces the number of spectra that have to be identified.
ANALYZING - There are a number of tools in the cluster analysis software package to help you figure out what is present. Alternatively, Livermore Instruments can perform this analysis for you, sending you the results and also an Alarm File so that you can identify the particles later.