The subtraction of the X-ray background in a PIXE spectrum has been the subject of many investigations and different techniques have been developed. These techniques vary from filtering to fitting polynomial functions. The promising Bayesian Statistics technique has been used in this study to eliminate the background from the spectrum in a rigorous and self-consistent manner. We compare the results of the Bayesian background subtraction method to that obtained by stripping and the “rolling ball”; method.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research / B|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 1999|
- Background subtraction, Bayesian data analysis
Padayachee, J., Prozesky, V., von der Linden, W., Nkwinika, M. S., & Dose, V. (1999). Bayesian PIXE background subtraction. Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research / B, 150(1–4), 129-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-583X(98)01063-5