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Re: Probe Software Forum Newsletters
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2020, 09:23:43 PM »
Here is the summer 2020 newsletter that was sent out to members a couple of weeks ago:

What a summer for everyone! Pandemic, hurricanes and forest fires here in the western US.  In celebration of the rain clearing some of the smoke, here is the Probe Software User Forum Summer newsletter.  The Probe Software user forum continues to be busy this summer with 11 new topics, 153 new posts and 66 new members since June 1. The forum totals currently stand at 8929 posts in 1120 topics by 573 members. Here are a few highlights from the last few months.

Mike Jercinovic and John Donovan had an interesting discussion on how analytical error relates to concentrations:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1307.0

Ben Buse and John Fellowes discuss how to capture video from optical microscopes and chamber scopes here:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1308.0

Some of us were able to watch the M&M virtual presentations in August, with some discussion here:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=99.msg9372#msg9372

I would encourage any presenters on EPMA related topics to feel free to post links to their presentations on the user forum there. Here John Donovan provides an update to the WDS and JEOL EDS integration in Probe for EPMA:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1147.msg9374#msg9374

Jeff Chen started a topic on PictureSnapApp "testimonials" on the user forum here:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1309.0

If you enjoy using PictureSnapApp on your instrument, please feel free to post about your experience there.

Brian Joy asks about synthesis of PGE compounds here:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1310.0

Glenn Poirier provides some examples of using Probe for EPMA integrated with the JEOL EDS detector on his JEOL 8230:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=79.msg9385#msg9385

Ben Wade shares some laser ablation measurements of the Smithsonian standards here (remember to log in to see attachments):

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1227.msg9394#msg9394

Ben Garcia asked for (and received) a modification in PictureSnapApp to better navigate his samples on their Tescan SEM at PNNL:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=14.msg9399#msg9399

Ben Wade and Mike Matthews asked for (and received) a modification to the documentation controls in the Standard application:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=71.msg9409#msg9409

Michael Lance and Probeman discuss using various scan modes on inhomogeneous samples:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1311.0

Ben Wade and others discuss halide standards here:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1011.msg9417#msg9417

AnneF asks if there is a method to obtain a reliable 5 nm carbon coat thickness without a thickness monitor...

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1313.0

John Donovan discusses using interpolated MAN backgrounds including interpolation with multi-point backgrounds (MPB):

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=987.msg9428#msg9428

This is related to the presentation that Phil Orlandini gave at M&M this summer.  Meanwhile Probeman shares some thoughts on remote teaching of instrument courses and labs:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=837.msg9429#msg9429

John Donovan shares some thoughts on some recent remote training sessions with a customer:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1297.msg9439#msg9439

Crystalgrower comments on synthesis of various standard materials here:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1223.msg9440#msg9440

Brian Joy and SEM-geologist (and others) discuss detectors, instrument and temperature stability in the lab:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1109.msg9446#msg9446

John Donovan and Ben Wade discuss using duplicate elements on multiple spectrometers and "aggregate mode" in Probe for EPMA to improve elemental sensitivity:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=155.msg8978#msg8978

Regards,
The Probe Software Users Forum Team.

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php
John J. Donovan, Pres. 
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Re: Probe Software Forum Newsletters
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2020, 08:56:46 AM »
Here is the Fall 2020 newsletter that was sent out to members a couple of weeks ago:

Hoping everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Here is the Probe Software User Forum Fall newsletter.  The Probe Software user forum continues to be busy this fall with 25 new topics and 193 new posts since September 1. Here are a few highlights from the last few months.

Kristian Drivenes and Benjamin Wade, Phillip Poeml and others discuss various standard materials and Astimix mounts:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1324.0

Michael Lance, Probeman, Benjamin Wade, Probe321 and others discuss EDS vs. WDS resolution:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1322.0

Brian Joy, John Donovan and others discuss various approaches to calculating H2O/OH by formula stoichiometry using matrix iteration techniques:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1323.0

Glenn Poirier, John Donovan and others discuss methods to acquire long narrow quantitative scans at arbitrary angles on large samples:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1326.0

Juvegre asks for help with some electrical/electronics issues with a JEOL 8900 but no one has responded with any advice so far:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1288.msg9535#msg9535

Ben Buse posts some ImageJ code and suggestions for manipulating x-ray map output:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=799.msg9556#msg9556

Ben Buse, John Donovan, Joseph Shaw and Andrew Locock discuss subtleties of mineral formula recalculations:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1143.msg9558#msg9558

Ben Garcia points out an odd behavior of the JEOL EIKS interface when the mag is set to an arbitrarily high value:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1327.0

Quite a number of lab positions posted in the EPMA Positions Open topic:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=3.msg8993#msg8993

Ben Buse starts another discussion on calculation of mineral formulas here:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1143.msg9558#msg9558

Mike Jercinovic asks about humidity control in analytical lab spaces:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1329.0

Dawn Ruth asks and Anette von der Handt replies on a question of maintaining lab cleanliness:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1330.0

John Fournelle asks about bremsstrahlung production from diamond and it's suitability as an MAN background calibration standard, and amazingly no one has responded yet:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1331.0

John Fournelle (as MAS archivist of MAS) asks for historical materials from the 1960s and onwards that document our field:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1332.0

Can anyone help him?

Meanwhile Ben Buse asks for values for sulphur in bcr2-g glass:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1333.0

John Donovan released full spectrum intensity files from Penepma 2012 (and Penepma 2016) for pure elements Li-Cm at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 keV using 1 eV bins (40 hour simulation each):

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=202.msg9589#msg9589

These files are included in the Penepma distribution that is included with CalcZAF.

Ben Buse asked for (and received) a modification of the peak fitting routines in Probe for EPMA:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=71.msg9590#msg9590

Mike Matthews asks for (and no one has responded yet) to a question about diamond wire saws:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1334.0

Anette von der Handt announces a new release of the ProbeLab ReImager software (written by Noah Kraft) for batch export of images from Thermo NSS/Pathfinder and JEOL PC-SEM softwares:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1335.0

John Fournelle announces the publication of a new EPMA review paper by Xavier Llovet, Aurelien Moy, Philippe Pinard and John Fournelle:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1336.0

Ben Garcia asks about transformation of points digitized in "other" apps (not PictureSnapApp):

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1337.0

John Donovan responds with some questions and eventually a suggestion on utilizing the TestFid application that is distributed with CalcZAF.

Miss Boron asks for advice regarding a sudden outbreak of "bad totals" in their Peak Sight output and Mike Jercinovic and sem-geologist respond:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1338.0

John Donovan provides some additional documentation on the .POS file format utilized in Probe for EPMA and the TestFid position transformation methods:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=46.msg9615#msg9615

And last, but certainly not least, Glenn Poirier posts a very nice "testimonial":

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=277.msg9617#msg9617

Hope everyone is healthy, staying safe and all looking forward to a happy holiday!
John J. Donovan, Pres. 
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