Lamellar Hg Stack Caille


# Note: model title and parameter table are inserted automatically This model provides the scattering intensity, $I(q) = P(q)S(q)$, for a lamellar phase where a random distribution in solution are assumed. Here a Caille $S(q)$ is used for the lamellar stacks.

The scattering intensity $I(q)$ is

$$ I(q) = 2 \pi \frac{P(q)S(q)}{q^2\delta }

The form factor $P(q)$ is

$$ P(q) = \frac{4}{q^2}\big\{ \Delta\rho_H \left[\sin[q(\delta_H + \delta_T)] - \sin(q\delta_T)\right] + \Delta\rho_T\sin(q\delta_T)\big\}^2
and the structure factor $S(q)$ is

$$ S(q) = 1 + 2 \sum_1^{N-1}\left(1-\frac{n}{N}\right) \cos(qdn)\exp\left(-\frac{2q^2d^2\alpha(n)}{2}\right)

$$ \begin{align*} \alpha(n) = \frac{\eta_{cp}}{4\pi^2} \left(\ln(\pi n)+\gamma_E\right) && \\ \gamma_E = 0.5772156649 && \text{Euler's constant} \\ \eta_{cp} = \frac{q_o^2k_B T}{8\pi\sqrt{K\overline{B}}} && \text{Caille constant} \end{align*}

$\delta_T$ is the tail length (or *length_tail*), $\delta_H$ is the head thickness (or *length_head*), $\Delta\rho_H$ is SLD(headgroup) - SLD(solvent), and $\Delta\rho_T$ is SLD(tail) - SLD(headgroup). Here $d$ is (repeat) spacing, $K$ is smectic bending elasticity, $B$ is compression modulus, and $N$ is the number of lamellar plates (*Nlayers*).

NB: **When the Caille parameter is greater than approximately 0.8 to 1.0, the assumptions of the model are incorrect.** And due to a complication of the model function, users are responsible for making sure that all the assumptions are handled accurately (see the original reference below for more details).

Non-integer numbers of stacks are calculated as a linear combination of results for the next lower and higher values.

Be aware that the computations may be very slow.

The 2D 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}


F Nallet, R Laversanne, and D Roux, J. Phys. II France, 3, (1993) 487-502

also in J. Phys. Chem. B, 105, (2001) 11081-11088


Created By sasview
Uploaded Sept. 7, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Category Lamellae
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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