Import Tool (GUI)

This article contains a description of the Import Tool, which can be used to import, set the destination and apply basic corrections to maps. Closing the Import Tool aboard the import procedure (no data will be imported).

Select a set of map files to be imported. Select compatibles files in the pop-up window pick map file(s). Note that several files can be selected together. If a selected file cannot be imported for example because of incompatible format, this file will be skipped during import.

Format: map files must have *.txt, *.asc, *.dat or *.csv extension, no header line and a name compatible with the default elements names of XMapTools for identification. The default lists for compatible names of elements and oxides are provided bellow.

Selected map files are listed in the main table. More maps can be added by pressing the button to select maps (see above)

  • File: contains the file names
  • Map Name: contains the name of the corresponding element in the database
  • Type: element or oxide
  • Data: intensity or wt%
  • Special: EDS or WDS(?); in the case of WDS(?) a DTC is automatically selected
  • DTC: Dead time correction
  • OC: Orientation correction (do not use; not tested)
  • Destination: Destination in XMapTools, can be: Intensity, Quanti, Merged, Other; dropdown menu, can be edited.
  • Action: Keep or eliminate; dropdown menu, can be edited.

Settings, such as setting the dwell time (as in XMapTools 3) can be changed in the section Corrections.

Press Import data to import the selected maps in XMapTools after applying the corrections.

Intensity maps will be available in the category Intensity and other maps in in the category Other.

Warning: In this version of XMapTools, the file name should match exactly one of the compatible element. Otherwise the map will be imported in the category “Other”.

List of compatible elements

ElementAtomic mass
H1.00797
He4.0026
Li6.941
Be9.01218
B10.81
C12.011
N14.0067
O15.9994
F18.998403
Ne20.179
Na22.98977
Mg24.305
Al26.98154
Si28.0855
P30.97376
S32.06
Cl35.453
Ar39.948
K39.0983
Ca40.08
Sc44.9559
Ti47.9
V50.9415
Cr51.996
Mn54.938
Fe55.847
Co58.9332
Ni58.7
Cu63.546
Zn65.38
Ga69.72
Ge72.59
As74.9216
Se78.96
Br79.904
Kr83.8
Rb85.4678
Sr87.62
Y88.9059
Zr91.22
Nb92.9064
Mo95.94
Tc98
Ru101.07
Rh102.9055
Pd106.4
Ag107.868
Cd112.41
In114.82
Sn118.69
Sb121.75
Te127.6
I126.9045
Xe131.3
Cs132.9054
Ba137.33
La138.9055
Ce140.12
Pr140.9077
Nd144.24
Pm145
Sm150.4
Eu151.96
Gd157.25
Tb158.9254
Dy162.5
Ho164.9304
Er167.26
Tm168.9342
Yb173.04
Lu174.967
Hf178.49
Ta180.9479
W183.85
Re186.207
Os190.2
Ir192.22
Pt195.09
Au196.9665
Hg200.59
Tl204.37
Pb207.2
Bi208.9804
Po209
At210
Rn222
Fr223
Ra226.0254
Ac227.0278
Th232.0381
Pa231.0359
U238.029
Np237.0482
Pu242
Am243
Cm247
Bk247
Cf251
Es252
Fm257
Md258
No250
Lr260
Rf261
Db262
Sg263
Bh262
Hs255
Mt256
Uun269
Uuu272
Uub277

List of compatible oxides

OxideElementNbCatNbOxMolarMassConversioFactor
Al2O3Al23101.961280.529251
As2O3As23197.890.7574
Au2OAu21409.930.961
B2O3B2369.61820.310551
BaOBa11153.33940.89566
BeOBe1125.011580.36032
CO2C1244.00980.272916
CaOCa1156.07940.714701
CeO2Ce12172.11880.814089
Ce2O3Ce23328.23820.85377
CoOCo1174.93260.786483
Cr2O3Cr23151.99020.684202
Cs2OCs21281.81020.943226
CuOCu1179.54540.798865
Dy2O3Dy23372.99820.871318
Er2O3Er23382.51820.87452
EuOEu11167.95940.904742
Eu2O3Eu23351.91820.86361
FeOFe1171.84640.777311
Fe2O3Fe23159.69220.699433
Ga2O3Ga23187.43820.743925
Gd2O3Gd23362.49820.867591
GeO2Ge12104.58580.694051
H2OH2118.01520.111694
HfO2Hf12210.48880.847979
Ho2O3Ho23377.85880.872973
K2OK2194.19540.830147
La2O3La23325.80920.85268
Li2OLi2129.88140.46457
Lu2O3Lu23397.93820.879383
MgOMg1140.30440.603036
MnOMn1170.93740.774457
MnO2Mn1286.93680.63193
Mn3O4Mn34228.81160.720304
MoO3Mo13143.940.6665
Na2ONa2161.978940.741857
Nb2O5Nb25265.80980.699044
Nd2O3Nb23336.47820.857351
NiONi1174.70940.785845
P2O5P25141.944520.436421
PbOPb11223.19940.928318
Pr2O3Pr23329.81360.854469
Rb2ORb21186.9350.914412
SO3S1380.05820.400459
Sb2O3Sb23291.49820.83534
Sc2O3Sc23137.910.65196
SiO2Si1260.08480.467439
Sm2O3Sm23348.79820.86239
SnO2Sn12150.68880.78765
SrOSr11103.61940.845595
Ta2O5Ta25441.89280.818967
Tb2O3Tb23365.8490.868803
ThO2Th12264.03690.878809
TiO2Ti1279.89880.599508
Ti2O3Ti23143.79820.666211
Tm2O3Tm23385.86660.875609
UO2U12270.02780.881498
U3O8U38842.08220.848002
V2O5V25181.87980.560166
WO3W13231.850.793
Y2O3Y23255.810.78744
Yb2O3Yb23394.07820.878201
ZnOZn1181.37940.803397
ZrO2Zr12123.21880.740309

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