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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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Analyzer Power Supply Problems

Analyzer Power Supply Problems

Ever since I set up and tested the Kratos Axis Ultra DLD in our lab I noticed infrequent fluctuations in signal intensity, especially right after starting a scan. This manifested itself by sudden intensity drops to zero while doing a survey scan. Some days later the smell of smoldering electronics filled the lab. I already suspected the analyzer power supply, so I opened it for inspection. It turned out one of the high voltage reed switches failed and current leaked…

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Installing Kratos Vision2 Data Acquisition Software on Windows 7

Installing Kratos Vision2 Data Acquisition Software on Windows 7

The software package that came with our Kratos Axis Ultra DLD XPS system, Vision2, is designed to be run on Windows XP. This OS is not supported anymore by Microsoft and it also becomes increasingly difficult to install on modern PCs, due to lack of drivers and incompatible hardware. One obvious route is to install everything in a virtual machine (VM). There are several software packages available, among others Oracle VirtualBox, VMWare Workstation Pro, and XPMode on VirtualPC, as offered…

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