Flexible exponential model with a flat background.

This model calculates a variety of exponential functions.

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

$I(q) = \text{scale} \cdot exp(-\text{prefactor} \cdot q^{\text{exponent}}) + \text{background}$

Note the minus sign in the exponential term. Thus if $prefactor$ is entered
as a positive number during fitting the returned function will decrease
as $q$ increases.

Also note that unlike many other models, $scale$ in this model is NOT
explicitly related to a volume fraction. Be careful if combining this model
with other models.

The value of $exponent$ controls the behaviour of the function. When:

$exponent$=1 : a normal exponential function is returned

0<$exponent$<1 : a so-called stretched exponential (or Kohlrausch-Williams-Watts, KWW) [1,2] function is returned

$exponent$>1 : a compressed exponential is returned

$exponent$=2 : a normal distribution function is returned.

This model probably has limited applicability in the analysis of SAS data but
is of great use in allied fields. For example, the KWW function is used in the
analysis of dielectric spectra data, rheological relaxation data, and dynamic
light scattering (photon correlation spectroscopy) data.

1. R. Kohlrausch, Annalen der Physik und Chemie, 91(1) (1854) 56-82 & 179-213
2. G. Williams & D.C. Watts,Transactions of the Faraday Society, 66 (1970) 80-85


Created By smk78
Uploaded March 7, 2020, 6:51 p.m.
Category Shape-Independent
Score 0
Verified This model has not been verified by a member of the SasView team
In Library This model is not currently included in the SasView library. You must download the files and install it yourself.
Files exponential.py


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