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Is there any fast way export multiple curves out of the point and shoot .mca files into Igor or Origin?

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Jonathan posted on Tue, Aug 16 2011 6:58 AM

Dear Community,

I am working with Nanoscope 6.13R1. I have modified the Multimode to work with a Femto amplifier  and use the point and shoot mode to capture I-V curves in a contact conducting AFM Mode. Now I have multiple I-V curves which need to be analysed, the on board functions are not useful to handle this data, thats why I need a fast method/way to export that data into Igor or Origin. I tried the Nanoscope Analysis software, which can open the files but does not read the correct voltage values. Export there is also quite slow. Does anyone have a routine for that or do I have to programm one myself?



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Thanks for sending the files and this is indeed a bug. The work-around is to export from the NanoScope realtime (checked 8.15) and not NanoScope Analysis. We will fix this in the next release (1.4r1sr2), and I should be able to send you a Beta next week.


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Peter replied on Thu, Feb 16 2012 3:56 AM

I have had similar needs. I had to extract STS curves from CITS images in older versions of Nanoscope program. I have a working script for this in Scilab (Matlab clone). It has a routine to automatically read out values from the file header. Perhaps you can modify it to suit your needs.
You can find it here.

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