Three new Lotus macro programs have been written to automate interfacing and data acquisition, data-file creation, and analytical drift correction for the output of an inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectrometer. These programs, in conjunction with an IBM-compatible PC, collectively represent a low-cost alternative or supplement to commercial data stations. Although primarily intended to facilitate reduction of research-related data, the drift-correction macro is useful also as a pedagogical aid in teaching instrumental geochemical analysis. The three macro programs are described in sufficient detail to facilitate adaptation for use with diverse analytical instrumentation.
Computers and Geosciences
Dahl, Peter (1990). A PC- and lotus-based data acquisition/reduction system for an ICP spectrometer. Computers and Geosciences 16(7) 881-896. doi: 10.1016/0098-3004(90)90100-8. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/article/pc-and-lotus-based-data-acquisitionreduction-system-icp-spectrometer