The deconvolution procedure based on the maximum-entropy method is applied to improve both resolution and noise characteristics of micro-PIXE maps. The procedure is simple to execute, fast, easily automated and assumes no a priori information. The best improvement is observed for data with low statistics. Special emphasis is given to the difficulties and limitations of processing micro-PIXE data. Examples of applications for biomedical samples are presented.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1997|