The Vital Importance of Prior Information for the Decomposition of Ion Scattering Spectroscopy Data

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Abstract

The ubiquitous spectroscopic problem of decomposing overlapping lines is solved for ion scattering spectroscopy employing Maximum Entropy. The chosen example of Pd adsorption on a Ru surface is particularly challenging because 13 partially overlapping isotopes contribute to the total scattering signal. Proper decomposition using appropriate prior information enables accurate coverage determination.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods
EditorsJohn Skilling, Sibusiso Sibisi
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages31-40
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-94-010-6534-4 978-94-009-0107-0
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Publication series

NameFundamental Theories of Physics
PublisherSpringer Netherlands

Keywords

  • Analytical Chemistry, Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes, Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity, Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

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