instrumental

Code for instrumentation

The code snippets on this page are useful for instrumental communication. Their purposes can be expanded. Most of this code was written in the .net framework as they were rapidly needed for Windows machines. With the the recent release of the .net framework to the open source community, they can possibly be used with other operating systems.

LakeShore Temperature Controller Temperature Logger
Language: C# (.net 4.0)
Author: Leland Gee
This program runs in windows as a console application.

It will ask the user for the COM port of the temperature controller and create a .txt log file every (adjustable) half hour. Has been used specifically for a Mössbauer setup to ensure that the temperature didn't drift wildly during data acquisition. Also, allows the temperature to be checked during remote computer access.

Shutter Control Application
Language: C# (.net 4.0)
Author: Leland Gee
This program runs in windows as a console application.

This program is used to open and close a shutter (brand name forthcoming). This application was used with a Xe-arc lamp to limit light entering a modified Bruker FTIR (V70). The program could be called as an external application through the OPUS (Bruker) program and be integrated into complex macros.