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NanoScope Analysis v1.40r1

posted by Bede Pittenger
Fri, Jul 30 2010

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NanoScope Analysis v1.40r1

NanoScope Analysis is a software package for analyzing SPM data (images, ramp data, HSDC, etc.) collected using Bruker SPMs. 

Please look here for the most recent version:

Current features and improvements in v1.40r1 include:

    • New! Automation of image processing and analysis using “Run History” and browser improvements
    • New! Image Export allows export of images to BMP, TIFF, PNG and JPG with or without scale and color bar and either at a given dpi or with the original pixels.  Works with “Run History” to allow many files to be exported at once.
    • New! Creation of AVI movies using Image Export and Run History
    • New! Support for SIS files from Bruker NEOS microscopes
    • New! Threshold indicator for Flatten and Plane-fit
    • Synchronized cursors and analyses: select multiple channels by control-clicking on the tabs.  Subsequent analyses or cursors will be applied to all selected channels
    • Color table editor: choose Commands>Adjust image color scale from the menu
    • Additional monitor size support now includes netbooks, laptops, multiple monitors, etc.
    • Linearity verification
    • Compatible with data from both NanoScope and SPMLab based Scanning Probe Microscopes
    • All major functions of Nanoscope v8.xx offline
    • More intuitive organization of channels and files – no more overlapping windows
    • Image processing and analysis history with Undo/Redo
    • Save your image processing and analysis work at the end of the day and automatically recreate it later
    • Compatible with 64bit operating systems and Windows 7
    • Choose between automatic or 'as captured' data scaling
    • Improved image display of quantitative data
    • Improved hi-res 3D rendering
    • Context sensitive online help -- just hit F1
    • Particle Analysis
    • Bearing Analysis
    • Image Math (add, subtract, multiply, divide images or scaled 'unit image')
    • Arbitrary image rotation (not just multiples of 90 degrees)
    • Histogram based data range/brightness/contrast & color table selection

System Requirements





 50GB Hard Drive

 50GB Hard Drive

 Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7

 Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7

 Minimum 800x600 monitor

 Minimum 1280x1024 monitor


The attached file has directions on how to download a copy of NanoScope Analysis from our FTP site.


Bede Pittenger wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.20r1sr3
on Fri, Jul 30 2010 8:12 PM

Please let me know if you have any feedback on NanoScope Analysis 1.20.  I'm looking for ideas for improving it, new features, etc.


Stuart Leadley wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.20r1sr3
on Thu, Sep 30 2010 8:15 AM

Dear Bede,

I am unable to access you ftp site using the username and passowrd provided.  Please could you give me some advice as to how to download Nanoscope Analysis v1.20 as I am interested in using it.

Many thanks

Stuart Leadley

Bede Pittenger wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.20r1sr3
on Tue, Oct 5 2010 2:34 PM

I would suggest using Filezilla.  Directions on how to do so are in the pdf.

If you don't want to use Filezilla, you could try using windows explorer (not internet explorer) and typing in the following address (replacing "User" and "Password" with the settings found in the pdf step 6): ftp://"User":"Password"

Those both work for me.  Good luck!


Hiram wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.20r1sr3
on Tue, Dec 14 2010 4:17 PM

I took some data with an older multimode (software 4.32) and when I open it with the software here I can see the plots in the thumbnail but

Hiram wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.20r1sr3
on Tue, Dec 14 2010 4:19 PM

it does not show up in the line plot. I do not know if this is a bug with data from older versions or me being silly but either way the software might be improved here. Over all a nice product.

Bede Pittenger wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.20r1sr3
on Tue, Dec 14 2010 8:09 PM

Hi Hiram,

Can you upload the file that is causing the problem?  If you do, I can ask software to take a look at it.  We could try to recreate the file here, but there are a lot of varibles other than the software version that could be causing the issue.


Hiram wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.20r1sr3
on Wed, Dec 15 2010 10:20 AM

Uploaded file in my account, had to change file type from .006 to .txt to upload. I hope this is the correct location to upload the file.

tristan_crasto wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.40r1
on Thu, Oct 4 2012 10:17 PM

I have installed the program on Windows 7 64bit, however when I try to start the program it gives a .NET Framework initialization  error and asks to install the v4.0 of .NET Framework. I did this but it did not eliminate the error. Does anyone know what the problem could be ??

gmacdona wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.40r1
on Thu, Nov 8 2012 3:24 PM

Is there a way to batch export 3d images similar to what is done with 2d images when making a movie? When I run History after exporting a 3d image it will not repeat this on the remaining files.

Bede Pittenger wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.40r1
on Thu, Nov 15 2012 5:15 PM

Batch export of 3d images is not available in v1.40, but it is on our list to be done as soon as possible.  Please check back on the SPM digest for the announcement of a new version in the next few months.


Jennifer wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.40r1
on Fri, Nov 30 2012 10:06 AM

Dear Bede,

Have you a mac version of this software ?


Alexis wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.40r1
on Thu, Jan 24 2013 6:30 AM


I just downloaded the latest Nanoscope Analysis (1.40R3Sr2). I am interested in its MATLAB toolbox. I tried to run the MATLAB program provided with the software but apparently, it is written for a 32bit MATLAB. I have a 64 bit Windows 7 and a 64 bit MATLAB and the .dll librairies are not compatible with this configuration (MATLAB error message: "...\DataSourceDLL.dll is not a valid Win32 application").

1- do you think I got that right?

2- are there 64bit MATLAB compatible DLLs or will I have to install a 23bitMATLAB?

I'll be very grateful if someone could help me with that.

Thank You.


Bede Pittenger wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.40r1
on Thu, Jan 24 2013 1:32 PM

Hi Alexis,

I'm afraid that there are no 64 bit matlab compatible DLLs... yet.

We are working on this and there should be a new version with 64bit support in a few months.  Please check back on the SPM digest -- the new version will be announced there.


mruths wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.40r1
on Tue, Jun 11 2013 2:18 PM


I tried unsuccessfully to open v5.30r3 files that contain one height and one friction scope trace (in Channel 1 and 2, respectively). Any suggestions? Force curves and images open without any problem.

Thank you.

Bede Pittenger wrote re: NanoScope Analysis v1.40r1
on Wed, Jun 12 2013 12:26 PM

I'm afraid that the "scope trace" data type is only supported in Nanoscope v5 and earlier (not in Nanoscope Analysis or in later versions of Nanoscope).  You should be able to open and export your files to ascii in v5.

More recent versions use the "strip chart" data type to save this sort of data, or they can be saved as text files.


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