An overview of the JCAMP-DX format

Antony N. Davies, Robert Hanson, Peter Lampen, Robert Lancashire

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The JCAMP-DX format is the most widely used vendor-independent data standard in spectroscopy. Based on the ASCII character set, the first standard was published for infrared spectroscopy in 1988 and over the years additional standards have been published covering most of the major spectroscopic techniques. This paper provides an overview of the JCAMP-DX standards, including a brief historical review. This is followed by a basic description of the format, example applications and a discussion of its continuing evolution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-723
Number of pages19
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2022


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