Designed by scientists for scientists
Available for Teledyne Photon Machines Laser Systems
HDIP is a full-featured laser ablation mass spectrometry software suite that enables scientists to quickly and efficiently produce detailed high-quality data output for a plethora of experiment types ranging from elemental bulk composition analysis to high-speed elemental micro- and nano-scale imaging. Originally developed to simplify, automate and accelerate the management of the large datasets in laser ablation ICP-MS imaging applications, the software suite has been expanded to offer an incredibly flexible suite of features addressing the ever-expanding range of capabilities demanded by modern analytical laboratories.
New Features in Version 1.6
HDIP 1.6 introduces
LaOptimize, a new tool that fully optimizes your system according to application and sample.
This wizard guides you to optimize your system fully for your specific application and ample. Based on a small test scan, the software will suggest the best conditions for analysis. Works for both imaging applications and bulk analysis.
Select Sample Matrix
LaOptimize accomodates many sample types, including tissue, bone, glass, carbonate, micas, phosphates, quartz, sulphides, pellets, nanoparticles, ice, and more.
Based on user input, a different optimization goal will be set for the system parameters. Optimize based on spatial resolution, best sensitvity, defined dosage, spot size and runtime, and more.
Recommended parameters are presented with simulations of how the signal will look according to the suggested settings.
Version 1.6 also introduces a number of new features to improve bulk analysis workflow.
Automatic Noise Rejection
A new bulk analysis tool automatically filters sample replicates and "bad regions" within a scan. It can work autonomously on a set of recording based on a set of rejection parameters. QC tools report anomalies with fully configurable warning and error levels.
When selecting a new zone of an elemental image, the signal distribution and elemental fingerprint are shown in two new graphs. This allows you to look at REE patterns in the image and inspect inclusions.
HDIP now takes into account the isotopic composition of the standards during calibration. This increases accuracy and allows the concentration of individual isotopes and the element to be determined.
Custom Spreadsheet Export
A new tool for creating and exporting custom spreadsheets in any format. Save format templates for a repeatable workflow.
Unlock Your Raw Data
HDIP is designed to unlock the full potential of your LA-ICP-MS system for increasingly complex LA-ICP-MS applications. Working with all the major commercially available ICP-MS vendors, your data can be imported loss-less into HDIP with 64-bit accuracy. A virtual workspace provides a visual simulation of the sample environment and brings together all MS output, laser system images, and imported CL, FM or microprobe images, and allows this information to be fused and combined. Batch processing is available for TOF image formats (TOFWERK AG icpTOF and Nu Instruments Ltd. Vitesse).
Create Amazing Images
HDIP simplifies image generation by producing fully calibrated multi-mega-pixel elemental/isotopic image maps. HDIP can produce images from any combination of laser patterns, with omnidirectional support, as well as arbitrary shapes of the ablation zone, using one of 5 advanced image reconstruction algorithms.
Advanced Image Analysis
With the advanced image analysis tools available in HDIP, you can interrogate the elemental distribution in multi-mega-pixel images with hundreds of mass channels and gain deep insights in relational patterns between sub-domains in your multi-phase image. Automated segmentation and image feature recognition allow to dissect the image and extract particles, boundary mixing layers, cells, inclusions, anatomical regions, layered chronological records, or metallic contaminations.
Reliability and Flexibility
Whether you are interested in ultra-trace levels or major levels, HDIP offers a solution for a semi/fully quantitative elemental characterization for any matrix. Dedicated QA/QC and data correction tools within HDIP ensure high data quality and reliability can be maintained during the data reduction process. The combination of multi-calibrant calibration curves, internal standardization, 100% oxide normalization, complete error propagation and limit of detection calculations within HDIP allow for complex experiment designs. These tools are complemented with automation and template-based batch processing, enabling routine analysis of 1000's of samples and images.
Continuous development of the HDIP software suite assures it remains at the bleeding edge of mass spectrometry. HDIP is designed with the help of academic partners and the latest data analysis approaches are being incorporated into the software. Fast support by experts around the world is available to help users and guide them through the software step-by-step.