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Quantitative Microanalysis Explorer: A Web-based Visualization Platform to Study Optical, Electron, and X-Ray Imaging Data of Lunar Samples
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  • Angelina Minocha,
  • Ryan C. Ogliore,
  • Paul Carpenter,
  • Bradley L Jolliff
Angelina Minocha
Washington University in St. Louis
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Ryan C. Ogliore
Laboratory for Space Sciences, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis

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Paul Carpenter
Washington University
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Bradley L Jolliff
Washington University in St. Louis
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We have developed the Quantitative Microanalysis Explorer, or QME-Tool, a web-based platform for visualization of large imaging data sets and interrogation of quantitative elemental maps acquired by electron microprobe. Using a combination of open-source JavaScript libraries and custom scripts, the QME-Tool can be used to quickly identify interesting mineral and lithogic phases in a sample by comparing backscattered-electron, optical, and X-ray map images, extract quantitative chemical composition from point and area regions, and easily share data and sample locations with colleagues. We have used the QME-Tool to study regolith contained in the Apollo 17 double-drive tube 73001/2 as part of the Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis (ANGSA) Program.
05 Mar 2024Submitted to ESS Open Archive
05 Mar 2024Published in ESS Open Archive