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Microscopy and Microanalysis Related NIST Software

LFPF is software for estimating the position, width and asymmetry of the interface between dissimilar materials

LFPF is written by William H. Kirchhoff. The Logistic Function Profile Fitting program is based on a Fortran program written for DOS and originally issued under the name LOGIT. This program was successfully used to fit Auger sputter-depth-profile data [W. H. Kirchhoff, G. P. Chambers, and J. Fine, J. Vac. Sci. Tech. A 4, 1666 (1986)]. This approach and the associated software were applied in a number of laboratories, and formed the basis for an ASTM standard [E 1636-04: Standard Practice for Analytically Describing Sputter-Depth-Profile Data by an Extended Logistic Function]. The logistic function (although not the specific LOGIT or LFPF software) has also been used to describe Auger linescans [S. A. Wight and C. J. Powell, J. Vac. Sci. Tech. A 24, 1024 (2006)].

DTSA II is a multiplatform software package for quantitative x-ray microanalysis

DTSA-II is a multiplatform software package for quantitative x-ray microanalysis. DTSA-II was inspired by the popular Desktop Spectrum Analyzer (DTSA) package developed by Chuck Fiori, Carol Swyt-Thomas, and Bob Myklebust at NIST and NIH in the '80's and early '90's.

NISTMonte is a platform for modeling electron and x-ray transport

NISTMonte is a full-featured Monte Carlo simulation of electron and x-ray transport in complex 3D sample geometries. NISTMonte provides a flexible script-based interface which permits complex multi-material sample geometries and multiple detection schemes including spectrum generation. NISTMonte is written in Java and can run on Windows, Linux, Solaris, Apple OSX and any other Java 5 supported platform. Source code is provided.

Lispix is an image analysis program for the Windows and Macintosh platforms.

Lispix, and its predecessor are freeware image analysis packages written in Lisp by Dave Bright at NIST. Features of Lispix include RGB color overlays, real image arithmetic, two dimensional histograms, averaged scan lines, data cubes, image registration, stereo movies, linear Hough transform, FFT, simultaneous zoom and scroll with navigator, measurements and statistics on groups of images.

"This software was developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology by employees of the Federal Government in the course of their official duties. Pursuant to title 17 Section 105 of the United States Code this software is not subject to copyright protection and is in the public domain. Each of these packages is an experimental system. NIST assumes no responsibility whatsoever for its use by other parties, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability, or any other characteristic. We would appreciate acknowledgement if the software is used. This software can be redistributed and/or modified freely provided that any derivative works bear some notice that they are derived from it, and any modified versions bear some notice that they have been modified."

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