Virtual WDS software

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The Virtual WDS program allows the synthesis of Wavelength-Dispersive Electron Probe Spectra using stored experimental spectra, to facilitate the selection of optimal positions for background measurements and assist in the choice of suitable counting strategies for specific analytical situations.

Further information can be found at the Department of Earth Sciences website and in the following publications:

  • Reed, S. J. B. and Buckley, A. (1996). Virtual WDS. Mikrochim. Acta (Suppl), 13, 479–483
  • Reed, S. J. B. and Buckley, A. (1998). Computer simulation applied to WD analysis. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 4 (Suppl 2), 236–237.

Virtual WDS has been developed to run under Microsoft Windows and will run on either WFW, Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows ME or Windows 7. A 16-bit version is still available for WFW but the latest version is 32-bit only (i.e. W95/98/2000/NT/XP/ME).

Licences to the software for both academic and commercial users are available for purchase by contacting us at the link below.

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