Virtual Microprobe


The virtual microprobe is a database tool for linking virtual microscope images to spatially located chemical data collected from the same sample. It allows the user to view chemical analyses of minerals either on a point-by-point basis, by area, or by species. There will also be a facility to export data to a spreadsheet, so more complex tasks such as graphical representation of the data, or even diffusion modelling can be undertaken.

The project is in a very early stage of development, but ultimately will have both teaching and research applications.