You may already be aware of the 8600 Series VSM’s ability to execute first-order-reversal-curve (FORC) measurements quickly and easily, enabling one to generate FORCs in a fraction of the time it takes in other magnetometer systems. Now, we’ve taken that capability a step further with our new Real-Time FORC (RTForc™) software, available for new and existing 8600 Series VSM customers as part of our 8600 V1.40 software release.
Enabling fully automated FORC data acquisition using the 8600 Series software, RTForc calculates and displays FORC distributions in real time, significantly reducing the time required by researchers to collect and analyze FORC data. In addition, users can change between the (Ha, Hb) and (Hc, Hu) coordinate systems, select smoothing factors (SF) and number of contours to be displayed, export the FORC diagram image, etc. Output data is compatible with FORCinel post-processing software.
This video demonstrates the short amount of time required to acquire and analyze FORC data for a magnetic tape sample when using the RTForc software: