4pi Spectral Engine Resource Manual
and
Revolution User Guide

Introduction

The following sections cover general information about 4pi and the 4pi System.
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Hardware Description and Installation

The following sections describe the 4pi hardware and installation.

Spectral Engine II
[all hardware shipped before Mar 1 2005]
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Universal Spectral Engine
[all hardware shipped after Mar 1 2005]
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Software Installation

The following sections cover the software install of Revolution and any hardware drivers required.
See the individual links for PDF versions.

Macintosh Windows
OS9 and OSX 98SE, NT4SP6, 2000/XP

Expert Summary

The following section is a one-page no-nonsense summary of running Revolution.
No pictures, just the facts. Refer to this if you are already familiar with
the software from previous use, or do not wish to wade through
detailed explanations.

NA v 1.6.0
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Basic Operating Principles

The following sections cover the basic operation of Revolution, including starting and
stopping the program, general information, and changing most control parameters.

v 1.5.6 v 1.6.0

SEM Image Mode

The following sections cover the methods of acquiring and displaying SEM images.

v 1.5.6
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v 1.6.0
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EDX Spectrum Mode

The following sections cover the methods of acquiring and displaying EDS Spectra.

v 1.5.6
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v 1.6.0
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Analyzing X-ray Spectra

The following sections cover the methods of analyzing EDS Spectra.

v 1.5.6
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v 1.6.0
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EDX Image Mode

The following sections cover the methods of acquiring and displaying EDS Images (x-ray maps).

v 1.5.6
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v 1.6.0
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TEM Image Mode

The following sections cover the methods of acquiring and displaying TEM images

v 1.5.6
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v 1.6.0
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no changes in 1.6.0

Universal Mode

The following section covers use of the new integrated interface, including all modes listed above.

NA v 1.6.0
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Image and Mask Tools [early draft]

The following section covers use of Revolution's Image Tools interface, for histogramming, image filtering, particle analysis, and acquisition reinjection.

NA v 1.6.0
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Configuration Examples

The following sections cover various configurations whose
scope is outside of the normal manual pages.
Each section has its own PDF download.

v 1.5.6 v 1.6.0
X-ray Line Scanning X-ray Line Scanning
Configuration Examples

Appendices

Gresham Titan Analog Pulse Processor Guide [pdf]

Gresham Titan Digital Pulse Processor Guide [pdf]

Troubleshooting Crashes [pdf]

DTSA Plug-in Backward Compatibility

FLAME Backward Compatibility

Imaging Plug-in Backward Compatibility

X-ray Mapping Plug-in Backward Compatibility

Glossary of Terms

Appendix 6 - On-line Resources