Designed by scientists for scientists

An advanced solution to the data reduction problem​Analyte Excite Excimer Laser Ablation System

  • Fully Automated Image Optimization for ​Highest Resolution and Sensitivity

  • Autopilot One-Click Image Generation

  • Natively Accepts All Major ICP-MS File Formats

HDIP, a sophisticated laser ablation mass spectrometry data reduction software package was created by Teledyne Photon Machines to support data scientists. HDIP enables scientists to quickly and efficiently produce high quality data output for a plethora of experiment types, such as elemental analysis of the bulk composition of various sample types and elemental micron- and nano-scale imaging.

Create and investigate amazing images

With the advanced image analysis tools of HDIP, you can interrogate the elemental distribution in images with hundereds of mass channels and gain deep insights in relational patterns for sub-domains in your multi-phase image.​

What HDIP offers​

desktop-solid.pngHDIP has a plethora of data processing tools to inspect and process your elemental images and bulk measurements. HDIP is designed with the help of academic partners and the latest data analysis approaches are being incorporated into the software.

tachometer-alt-solid.png​Gigabyte-sized data files containing multi-mega-pixel images can be processed, imported and displayed in the virtual workspace, thanks to a fast C++ backbone. HDIP is also well-suited for routine analysis methods involving 1000's of samples, as it is capable of unsupervised data analysis, and strives to automate data processing and analysis.

globe-asia-solid.pngWorldwide, fast support by experts is available to help users and guide them through the software step-by-step. A detailed manual and video tutorials are available. HDIP supports a plethora of ICP-MS systems. If your ICP-MS data format is not yet available within, we are commited to enable you to work with your data.​

images-solid.png​HDIP can produce high-quality graphics which will look great in your scientific publication. From stunning 3D rendering to multi-level graphs with error bars.

​Elemental compositions across the periodic table and concentration levels 

Whether you are interested in ultra-trace levels or major levels, HDIP offers a solution for a semi/fully quantitative characterization of any sample. HDIP provides multi-calibrant calibration curves, internal standardization, 100% oxide normalization, complete error propagation and limit of detection calculations.

 Additional Information

HDIP Image Processing Software for LA-ICPMS

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The most powerful LA-ICP-MS imaging software on the market today

Analyte Excite Excimer Laser Ablation System

  • Fully Automated Image Optimization for ​Highest Resolution and Sensitivity

  • Autopilot One-Click Image Generation

  • Natively Accepts All Major ICP-MS File Formats

HDIP (HDF-based Image Processing) is a software platform designed to process imaging data stored in the HDF5 format. HDF5 is a popular, efficient, highly versatile format for storing large volumes of data in a variety of scientific fields.

The platform has a special toolkit specifically designed to process transient mass spectrometry data, with a specific emphasis on laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) imaging. This toolkit allows users to process complex LA-ICP-MS datasets in a reliable, transparent, and consistent manner in a matter of minutes. 


Basic and advanced algorithms are provided to process the data, and 2D and 3D data visualization and inspections tools enable the user to investigate the data in-depth. HDIP can export the results in publication-quality figures, animations, and many data formats. The platform was built from the ground up, and does not rely on third party frameworks like MATLAB or Igor Pro. Because the data format upon which the library can be readily inspected by many 3rd party tools, your data and meta-data is kept intact in a future-proof, self-describing, safe container.