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ChiMS: Open-source instrument control software platform on LabVIEW for imaging/depth profiling mass spectrometers

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posted on 2016-06-13, 00:00 authored by Y. Cui, L. Hanley
ChiMS is an open-source data acquisition and control software program written within LabVIEW for high speed imaging and depth profiling mass spectrometers. ChiMS can also transfer large datasets from a digitizer to computer memory at high repetition rate, save data to hard disk at high throughput, and perform high speed data processing. The data acquisition mode generally simulates a digital oscilloscope, but with peripheral devices integrated for control as well as advanced data sorting and processing capabilities. Customized user-designed experiments can be easily written based on several included templates. ChiMS is additionally well suited to non-laser based mass spectrometers imaging and various other experiments in laser physics, physical chemistry, and surface science.


Support of the University of Illinois at Chicago through a UIC Dean’s Scholar Fellowship. The development of ChiMS was supported by the NationalInstitute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering via Grant No. EB006532 and the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General’s Office of Modernization under Contract No. FA7014-09-2-0003-T4T.


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This is the copy of an article published in Review of Scientific Instruments © 2015 American Institute of Physics Publications.


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