Determination of the single-scattering probability distribution from plural-scattering data

D. W. Johnson, J. C.H. Spence

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A technique is presented which enables the recovery of the probability distribution for single scattering from plural-scattering electron energy loss data. Neither the scattering parameter t/λ nor details of the component processes need be known. The computational method uses Fourier series in order to overcome a number of practical problems in the application of convolution series methods, to include instrumental effects and to permit the processing of data with large values of the scattering parameter. The effects of noise, specimen oxidation and the accuracy of the technique are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number304
Pages (from-to)771-780
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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