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Manuscript Title: CONTUR: a program for X-ray photoemission spectroscopic personal computer-based data analysis.
Authors: G. Contini, S. Turchini
Program title: CONTUR
Catalogue identifier: ADCX_v1_0
Distribution format: gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 94(1996)49
Programming language: Basic.
Computer: IBM PC.
Operating system: MS DOS 3.3 OR EARLIER.
Keywords: Atomic physics, Experiment, Data analysis, Photoelectron spectros Copy, Personal computer (pc).
Classification: 2.3.

Nature of problem:
Personal computer-based data analysis for photoemission spectroscopy.

Solution method:
The program includes the following functions: plotting of up to four files, files saving, specra comparison (including addition, subtraction and division), smoothing and median filtering, data marking, differentiating, resizing of X and Y scales, transforming binding into kinetic energy and vice versa, X axis cutting, showing X and Y values of the files, spikes removing, linear and Shirley background subtraction, calculating the area of the peaks, determination of maxima of the file, DOS shell.

Unusual features:
Small size stand alone file able to perform data analysis off-line.

Running time:
Some tenth seconds; seconds for the Shirley background subtraction.

[1] D.A. Shirley, Phys. Rev. B, 5, 4709 (1972).
[2] P. Swift, D. Shuttleworth, M.P. Seah, in: Practical Surface Analysis by Auger and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, eds. D. Briggs and M.P. Seah (J. Wiley & Sons, Chichester, (1983) Appendix 3, p.465).