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Month: August 2019

Importing Kratos Vision2 DSET Files into CasaXPS

Importing Kratos Vision2 DSET Files into CasaXPS

In our lab we use CasaXPS for data processing like quantification and depth profiles. It is a very powerful software with lots of features to suit everybody’s XPS needs. CasaXPS’s native file format is VAMAS, a standardized file format for spectroscopy applications. CasaXPS offers several import filters for most XPS manufacturers. It does not accept the .dset files created by Kratos Vision2, though. In order to get the Vision2 data into CasaXPS they have to be converted into .kal, a…

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Data Backup System for Lab Computers

Data Backup System for Lab Computers

One common challenge for research facilities that rely on computers for data acquisition and/or processing is proper data backup. On the one hand, any type of research equipment nowadays is controlled by a computer, sometimes with proprietary hardware to interface with the equipment and almost always with dedicated software shipped with the instrument. On the other hand, the original data taken with the equipment remains on the computer hard drive, which may become the only place the data is held….

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