Decomposition of ion scattering spectroscopy data employing maximum entropy

R. Fischer, W. von der Linden, V. Dose

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The ubiquitous spectroscopic problem of decomposing overlapping lines is solved for ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS) employing maximum entropy. The present example of Pd adsorption on a Ru surface is particularly challenging because 13 overlapping isotopes contribute to the total scattering signal. Proper decomposition using appropriate prior information enables accurate coverage determination.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-248
Number of pages6
JournalSurface Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 1995


  • Ion scattering spectroscopy, Palladium, Ruthenium, Single crystal surfaces, Surface structure

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