The Voltage correction is the third window in the Mass Page. It allows the user to perform a correction on the masses based on the voltage of the events.
The window has 3 main parts. The left side contains parameters needed to calculate the correction and some buttons. The middle part contains 2 graphs, the correction windows and the factors on the top and the Mass Spectrum using the correction at the bottom. The right side contains a table of all the values that you can also modify manually.
The calibration options are as follows:
The graphs react when an iteration is performed and update themselves.
The table of values also update automatically after every iteration and also allows for manual input of values.
Hit-Position Correction (HP Correction)
The HP correction assumes a circular Detector and divides it into smaller parts (pie slices and donut levels). Each of these parts (i.e. intersections of slices and levels) has a correction factor which is assigned to its center. Based on the position of every event a correction factor for its mass is calculated using bilinear interpolation of the 4 surrounding detector parts centers.
The circular chart is a color coded chart, using the color scale on its right, of all the factors. The two graphs on the right of the color scale react when you click a piece in the detector chart. The green chart display how the factors change along the disk (it is also painted in green in the detector chart. The first column of the left most table displays the exact values. The values start from 0 degrees (north part of the graph) and go all the way around clockwise. In the same way the yellow chart displays the factors along the radius. The second column also displays these values starting from the center of the detector.
If you need to calculate them again then you will need to iterate several times to get the right values.
The controls on the left can help you with that. Mass Window, Radius and Voltage Min/Max filter the data that you want to use for this calibration. Channel width is the width of every mass bar. Interpolation Points is the number of disks and pie slices that are created. Threshold is the lower limit for a peak to be considered a peak.
When you click iterate, a mass spectrum is calculated using the current correction factors. The factor for every part of the detector is calculated so that the highest peak of events in that region si moved to the position of the highest peak in the center of the detector. Every time you iterate the new factors are used to calculate the mass spectrum. In order to save these factor for the current project you have to click the Save Button. The graph on the bottom of the screen shows the current Mass Spectrum after every iteration.