Flexible Cylinder


This model provides the form factor, $P(q)$, for a flexible cylinder where the form factor is normalized by the volume of the cylinder. **Inter-cylinder interactions are NOT provided for.**

$$ P(q) = \text{scale} \left<F^2\right>/V + \text{background}
where the averaging $\left<\ldots\right>$ is applied only for the 1D calculation

The 2D scattering intensity is the same as 1D, regardless of the orientation of the q vector which is defined as

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

The chain of contour length, $L$, (the total length) can be described as a chain of some number of locally stiff segments of length $l_p$, the persistence length (the length along the cylinder over which the flexible cylinder can be considered a rigid rod). The Kuhn length $(b = 2*l_p)$ is also used to describe the stiffness of a chain.

The returned value is in units of $cm^{-1}$, on absolute scale.

In the parameters, the sld and sld\_solvent represent the SLD of the cylinder and solvent respectively.

Our model uses the form factor calculations implemented in a c-library provided by the NIST Center for Neutron Research (Kline, 2006).

From the reference:

'Method 3 With Excluded Volume' is used. The model is a parametrization of simulations of a discrete representation of the worm-like chain model of Kratky and Porod applied in the pseudocontinuous limit. See equations (13,26-27) in the original reference for the details.


J S Pedersen and P Schurtenberger. *Scattering functions of semiflexible polymers with and without excluded volume effects.* Macromolecules, 29 (1996) 7602-7612

Correction of the formula can be found in

W R Chen, P D Butler and L J Magid, *Incorporating Intermicellar Interactions in the Fitting of SANS Data from Cationic Wormlike Micelles.* Langmuir, 22(15) 2006 6539-6548


Created By sasview
Uploaded Sept. 7, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Category Cylinder
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Verified Verified by SasView Team on 07 Sep 2017
In Library This model is included in the SasView library by default
Files flexible_cylinder.py


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