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RBF neural networks for solving the inverse problem of backscattering spectra

This paper investigates a new method to solve the inverse problem of Rutherford Backscattering (RBS) data. The inverse problem is to determine the sample structure information from measured spectra, which can be defined as a function approximation problem. We propose using radial basis function (RBF) neural networks to approximate an inverse function. Each RBS spectrum, which may contain up to 128 data points, is compressed by the principal component analysis, so that the dimensionality of input data and complexity of the network are reduced significantly. Our theoretical consideration is tested by numerical experiments with the example of SiGe thin film sample and corresponding backscattering spectra. A comparison of the RBF method with multilayer perceptrons reveals that the former has better performance in extracting structural information from spectra. Furthermore, the proposed method can handle redundancies properly, which are caused by the constraint of output variables. This study is the first method based on RBF to deal with the inverse RBS data analysis problem.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

17

Issue

4

Start Page

391

End Page

397

Number of Pages

7

eISSN

0941-0643

ISSN

1433-3058

Location

London

Publisher

Springer

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Business and Informatics; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Neural computing & applications.