Synopsis of a computer program designed to interface a personal computer with the fast data acquisition system of a time-of-flight mass spectrometer
- Lincoln, K. A.
- Mar 1, 1988.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Bechtel, R. D. and Mateos, M. A.
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
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- Briefly described are the essential features of a computer program designed to interface a personal computer with the fast, digital data acquisition system of a time-of-flight mass spectrometer. The instrumentation was developed to provide a time-resolved analysis of individual vapor pulses produced by the incidence of a pulsed laser beam on an ablative material. The high repetition rate spectrometer coupled to a fast transient recorder captures complete mass spectra every 20 to 35 microsecs, thereby providing the time resolution needed for the study of this sort of transient event. The program enables the computer to record the large amount of data generated by the system in short time intervals, and it provides the operator the immediate option of presenting the spectral data in several different formats. Furthermore, the system does this with a high degree of automation, including the tasks of mass labeling the spectra and logging pertinent instrumental parameters.
- Other Subject(s):
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19880018414.
Accession ID: 88N27798.
- No Copyright.
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