Kore Components:
Data system

GRAMS/AI™ by Thermo Scientific™.

GRAMS/AI™ with Kore interface

Kore is a value added reseller of the GRAMS/AI™ software from Thermo Scientific™, and we use it as the ‘engine’ for manipulating and displaying mass spectral data. We use the GRAMS™ software with a Kore graphics user interface.

GRAMS/AI has many powerful data functions, and a huge range of user-specific tools can be created by the user and placed as icons on the toolbar.

GRAMS/AI’s advanced data processing capabilities and its ability to handle all types of spectral and chromatographic data from virtually any analytical instrument set the industry standard in scientific software. The new AI version introduces many improvements including an enhanced user interface and a collection of updated processing routines based on Microsoft™ ActiveX™ technology. ActiveApps™ are available separately and extend the software’s capabilities, allowing faster processing and adding flexibility.


An example from the control screen of our Kore MS-200 TOF is shown below:


An example of some data taken from the Kore PTR 3c is also shown below:


An example of some surface SIMS data acquired using one of our research TOF-SIMS is shown on the right:


SIMS Software with Imaging

Currently, for SIMS instrumentation, we offer GRAMS/AI with a Kore imaging module to allow the acquisition of SIMS images as well as surface mass spectra.


A layout block diagram and software specification can be found here. The image to the right is a composite SIMS image (several fields of view assembled into a larger image) of loose fibres trapped under a hexagonal stainless steel mesh. The data was acquired with the SIMS imaging module on a Kratos TOF SIMS, with the Kore upgrade, by the Laboratory for Surface and Interface Analysis, Department of Engineering Materials group at Sheffield University. They have written their own pallette generator program, which they have been kind enough to make available to other Kore users. In the right side image, maps for aluminium (yellow), chromium (blue) and Carbon (pink) have been overlayed. This image demonstrates nicely how the choice of colour scheme can make the data come alive to the eye.


Kore Technology is a centre of excellence in time-of-flight mass spectrometer technology and has a very strong R&D capability in terms of its personnel, all of whom have been heavily involved in a variety of analytical instrumentation development programmes.


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