Citation guidelines

We recommend you to use the following citations in your publications or presentations when you refer to data processed with XMapTools. The version of the program should be specified just after the name, e.g. Mapping data were processed using XMapTools 4 beta 2 (Lanari et al. 2014; 2019).

We ask you to use at least one of the official XMapTools logo in your talk / poster along with the references while images have been generated using XMapTools.

Note to users: XMapTools is a free software for scientists working in Academia and those in the private sector. Software has become a critical part of modern research and yet there is little support across the Academic ecosystem for its acknowledgement and citation. We believe that scientific software developed by academics should be considered a legitimate and citable product of research. The developments of XMapTools are part of a research effort that includes costs not supported by the users. Users of XMapTools should acknowledge that citations are the only form of reward that directly support the software development. Please, cite XMapTools in your publications and mention his use using the official XMapTools logo in your presentations.

Main software references

  • Lanari, P., Vho, A., Bovay, T., Airaghi, L., Centrella, S., (2019). Quantitative compositional mapping of mineral phases by electron probe micro-analyser. Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 478, 39-63 Download pdf
  • Lanari, P., Vidal, O., De Andrade, V., Dubacq, B., Lewin, E., Grosch, E., Schwartz, S. (2014) XMapTools: a MATLAB©-based program for electron microprobe X-ray image processing and geothermobarometry. Computers and Geosciences. 62, 227-240. Download pdf

Software references for specific tools/applications

  • EPMA & LA-ICPMS mapping techniques: Lanari, P., & Piccoli, F., (2020). New horizons in quantitative compositional mapping – Analytical conditions and data reduction using XMapTools. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 891, 012016. Download pdf
  • Trace element mapping (LA-ICP-TOFMS): Rubatto, D., Burger, M., Lanari, P., Hattendorf, B., Schwarz, G., Neff, C., Keresztes Schmidt, P., Hermann, J., Vho, A., and Günther, D. (2020). Identification of growth mechanisms in metamorphic garnet by high-resolution trace element mapping with LA-ICP-TOFMS. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 175, 61. Download pdf
  • Trace element mapping (LA-ICP-MS): Raimondo, T., Payne, J., Wade, B., Lanari, P., Clark, C., Hand, M., (2017). Trace element mapping by LA-ICP-MS: assessing geochemical mobility in garnet. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 172, 17. Download pdf
  • Local bulk composition and density correction: Lanari, P., & Engi, M. (2017). Local bulk composition effects on metamorphic mineral assemblages, Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 83, 55-102. Download pdf
  • Density maps: Centrella, S., Putnis, A., Lanari, P., Austrheim, H. (2018). Textural and chemical evolution of pyroxene during hydration and deformation: a consequence of retrograde metamorphism. Lithos, 296-199, 245-264. Download pdf
  • Pixel size and beam damage: Lanari, P., & Piccoli, F., (2020). New horizons in quantitative compositional mapping – Analytical conditions and data reduction using XMapTools. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 891, 012016. Download pdf
  • Bingo-Antidote (therory): Duesterhoeft, E. & Lanari, P. (2020). Iterative thermodynamic modelling – Part 1: A theoretical scoring technique and a computer program (BINGO-ANTIDOTE). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 38, 527-551. Download pdf
  • Bingo-Antidote (Application): Lanari, P. & Hermann, J. (2020). Iterative thermodynamic modelling—Part 2: tracing equilibrium relationships between minerals in metamorphic rocks. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 39, 651-674. Download pdf

References for the standardisation of X-ray maps

  • Lanari, P., Vho, A., Bovay, T., Airaghi, L., Centrella, S., (2019). Quantitative compositional mapping of mineral phases by electron probe micro-analyser. Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 478, 39-63 Download pdf
  • De Andrade, V., Vidal, O., Lewin, E., O’Brien, P., Agard, P., (2006). Quantification of electron microprobe compositional maps of rock thin sections: an optimized method and examples. Journal of Metamorphic Geology24, 655–668