Broad Peak



This model calculates an empirical functional form for SAS data characterized by a broad scattering peak. Many SAS spectra are characterized by a broad peak even though they are from amorphous soft materials. For example, soft systems that show a SAS peak include copolymers, polyelectrolytes, multiphase systems, layered structures, etc.

The d-spacing corresponding to the broad peak is a characteristic distance between the scattering inhomogeneities (such as in lamellar, cylindrical, or spherical morphologies, or for bicontinuous structures).

The scattering intensity $I(q)$ is calculated as

$$ I(q) = \frac{A}{q^n} + \frac{C}{1 + (|q - q_0|\xi)^m} + B
Here the peak position is related to the d-spacing as $q_0 = 2\pi / d_0$.

$A$ is the Porod law scale factor, $n$ the Porod exponent, $C$ is the Lorentzian scale factor, $m$ the exponent of $q$, $\xi$ the screening length, and $B$ the flat background.

For 2D data the scattering intensity is calculated in the same way as 1D, where the $q$ vector is defined as

$$ q = \sqrt{q_x^2 + q_y^2}


Authorship and Verification

**Author:** NIST IGOR/DANSE **Date:** pre 2010
**Last Modified by:** Paul kienle **Date:** July 24, 2016
**Last Reviewed by:** Richard Heenan **Date:** March 21, 2016


Created By sasview
Uploaded Sept. 7, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Category Shape-Independent
Score 0
Verified Verified by SasView Team on 07 Sep 2017
In Library This model is included in the SasView library by default


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