Temporary data fields that are part of spectrometer objects are now saved in configuration files. You can close and open the program and continue to acquire spectra, without repeating dark and reference measurements.
Starting with object generation 4.50 our software products SCOUT and CODE can handle the latest type of Avantes spectrometers. The new functions are contained in the DLL file avaspec.dll which must be present in the program directory.
If you try to run CODE, SCOUT or SPRAY with object generation 4.50 or higher and you get this message please install the Visual C++ Redistributable package for Visual Studio 2013. Here is the link:
If you follow the ‘Download’ section you have to select the vcredist_x86.exe. Running this will install the required DLL files.
The gamma value of the OJL model had been limited to values above 150 1/cm to avoid numerical problems. This restriction has been removed in the following way: As a new available option you can set the limit yourself, executing the menu command File/Options/Optical model/Set minimum value of gamma in OJL models. The new limit is applied to all OJL models that you use in this particular configuration. Note, however, that the new value is not stored as a general setting – it is only active and stored in the configuration you are working with.
If you have used the option to export measured spectra in CODE using Excel format you can now import these spectra in batch mode.
There is a restriction, however: The spectra must be stored in the first worksheet of the Excel document, with the first wavelength in cell A1.
The number of the file format to be used in the batch control sheet is 27.
This feature is available starting with object generation 4.48.
It does now!
Starting with object generation 4.42, you can now import measured ellipsometer angles from Woollam *.dat files. Files of this kind may contain data for several angles of incidence and several sample positions – hence we have to filter out the data relevant for individual spectrum objects. Details are explained here.
We have repaired the export of optical constants of some types of materials (in particular effective dielectric function objects) to the workbook.
Several import routines for the workbook or the batch control window look for empty cells to detect the end of a data block. These routines failed when the workbook contained cells which looked empty but contained an invisible carriage return character.
Starting with object generation 4.28 this is fixed – a carriage return character is treated like an empty cell now.
We have introduced the above mentioned new type of material object in 2014 already. However, we forgot to add documentation to explain how to use it. This has been done now …
Here is the link to the updated SCOUT documentation page: