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Aurelien Moy

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Welcome to the BadgerFilm forum
« on: May 18, 2021, 10:21:23 AM »
BadgerFilm is a user-friendly, free, open-source program implementing documented ϕ(ρz) models and algorithms allowing the quantification of stratified samples by EPMA.
The program can be used to quantify bulk samples using k-ratios obtained by EPMA, as well as its main intended purpose, thin film analysis.
BadgerFilm can also be employed to determine MAC values from relative X-ray intensities, as well as to calculate absolute X-ray intensities for comparison with experimental data and Monte Carlo simulations.

For more detailed information about BadgerFilm capabilities, check out our two open access publications:
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1431927620024915
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1431927620024927

BadgerFilm is written in .NET Visual Basic and the source code can be found at this repository link:
https://github.com/Aurelien354/BadgerFilm

Many thanks to John Donovan for hosting this discussion board on the Probe Software User's Forum.

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Re: Welcome to the BadgerFilm forum
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2021, 12:55:11 PM »
Hi Aurelien,
Thank-you for making this available.

How does one go about installing the executable? Can you post a link to an installer file for BadgerFilm?
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Re: Welcome to the BadgerFilm forum
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2021, 10:46:58 AM »
There is no installer for BadgerFilm. One just needs to unzip the latest released version (available here: https://github.com/Aurelien354/BadgerFilm/tree/master/BadgerFilm%20Release) and launch BadgerFilm.exe.

For now, BadgerFilm is simple enough to not require an installer, but that is something I will consider for the future versions.
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Re: Welcome to the BadgerFilm forum
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 11:40:07 AM »
Thank-you!

Also can you confirm that BadgerFilm can import the STRATAGem input files generated by Probe for EPMA?  And also can BadgerFilm input multiple STRATAGem input files files and output the average and variance for all the imported files?

Finally I am especially interested in how BadgerFilm compares to STRATAGem.  Would you be willing to start a new topic on this board that shows some examples of how they compare and discuss them?
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Re: Welcome to the BadgerFilm forum
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2021, 07:22:54 AM »
Thank you

Is there any means to predict layer density and thickness using BadgerFilm without knowing it beforehand or defining it initially as an input?

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Re: Welcome to the BadgerFilm forum
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2021, 10:22:11 PM »
John: Yes, you can import STRATAGem input files generated by Probe for EPMA. BadgerFilm can import multiple files at once and then average the loaded experimental k-ratios, giving a variance on the input data. This assumes that all the imported files are similar (describing the same sample with the same experimental conditions and measured X-ray lines).
Comparing the perditions of BadgerFilm and STRATAGem to experimental data can be interesting. I will try to gather some materials and start a new topic.

Ansaheric: BadgerFilm can return the area density of the layers (in µg/cm²) but you will need either the density or the thickness, to convert this value to a thickness or a density, respectively. You cannot determine both the density and the thickness with this method.