ISO 22029:2022

Microbeam analysis — EMSA/MAS standard file format for spectral-data exchange ISO 22029:2022

Publication date:   Oct 3, 2022

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60.60 Standard published   Oct 3, 2022


ISO/TC 202 Microbeam analysis

International Standard

71.040.99   Other standards related to analytical chemistry



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This document presents a simple format for the exchange of digital spectral data that has been designated as an EMSA/MAS standard. This format is readable by both humans and computers and is suitable for transmission through various electronic networks, the phone system (with modems) or on physical computer storage devices (such as removable media). The format is not tied to any one computer, programming language or computer operating system. The adoption of a standard format enables different laboratories to freely exchange spectral data, and helps to standardize data analysis software. If equipment manufacturers were to support a common format, the microscopy and microanalysis community would avoid duplicated effort in writing data analysis software.

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ISO 22029:2012


ISO 22029:2022
60.60 Standard published
Oct 3, 2022