Synchronizing individual laser log samples
· ☕ 5 min read · ✍️ Joe
Laser logs can save a lot of time when setting up selections in iolite. Rather than painstakingly reviewing each bit of data and assigning it to a selection/group, the time stamps in a laser log and the analysis annotations can be matched up with mass spec data to automate this process.

Converting ppm channels to weight % oxide
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Joe
One question that came up recently was how to get the results in weight percent oxide rather than ppm. In this note, we’ll go through one way you can do that using iolite’s python functionality.

Replacing channel data
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Joe
We recently had a question about replacing values below 0 with 0 so I thought I’d write a quick note to demonstrate one way you can do that using iolite’s python functionality.

Using IsoplotR in iolite
· ☕ 4 min read · ✍️ Joe
With Kenneth Ludwig’s Isoplot becoming more and more difficult to use in modern Excel (let alone on a Mac), there is increasing interest in alternatives. One alternative is Pieter Vermeesch’s IsoplotR.

Weighted U/Ca via a simple UI plugin
· ☕ 7 min read · ✍️ Joe
A recent publication by Cogné et al. used a modified iolite 2/3 data reduction scheme to calculate ‘weighted’ U/Ca as part of an apatite fission track dating protocol.