Definition

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This model expands the fuzzy sphere model to include the high q contributions

associated with density fluctuations from self-avoiding random walk polymers.

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

$I(q) = \text{scale} \times V (\Delta \rho)^2 (P_{fs}(q) + P_{b}(q))$

Where $P_{fs} = A(q)^2$ is the fuzzy sphere form factor.

$A(q) = \frac{3\left[\sin(qR) - qR \cos(qR)\right]}{(qR)^3}

\exp\left(\frac{-(\sigma_\text{fuzzy}q)^2}{2}\right)$

The $P_{b}(q)$ term accounts for the density fluctuations of polymer chains

within a 'blob' of radius, $\xi$ (i.e., the correlation length of the density

fluctuations), and is given by

$P_b(q) = \frac{a_b}{\mu q_b} \frac{\sin(\mu \arctan(q_b))}{(1+q_b^2)^{\mu/2}}$

$\mu = \nu^{-1}-1$

$q_b = \frac{q\xi}{\left[\text{erf}\left(\frac{qR_g}{\sqrt{6}}\right)\right]^3}$

Where $\nu$ is the Flory-Huggins parameter, $R_g$ is the radius of gyration of

the polymer chain, and $a_b$ is the relative amplitude of $P_b(q)$ to $P_{fs}(q)$.

References

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1. S Rathgeber, M Monkenbusch, M Kreitschmann, V Urban, A Brulet,

J Chem Phys, 117 (2002) 4047-4062

2. M Stieger, J. S Pedersen, P Lindner, W Richtering,

Langmuir, 20 (2004) 7283-7292

Authorship and Verification

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* **Author: Kush J Patel** --- **Date:** 2024-01-17

Created By |
kushj.patel |

Uploaded |
Jan. 19, 2024, 9:53 p.m. |

Category |
Sphere |

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fuzzy_sphere_extended.py |

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