# Mass Fractal

## Description:

Calculates the scattering from fractal-like aggregates based on the Mildner reference.

Definition

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

$$I(q) = scale \times P(q)S(q) + background$$
$$P(q) = F(qR)^2$$
$$F(x) = \frac{3\left[sin(x)-xcos(x)\right]}{x^3}$$
$$S(q) = \frac{\Gamma(D_m-1)\zeta^{D_m-1}}{\left[1+(q\zeta)^2 \right]^{(D_m-1)/2}} \frac{sin\left[(D_m - 1) tan^{-1}(q\zeta) \right]}{q}$$
$$scale = scale\_factor \times NV^2(\rho_\text{particle} - \rho_\text{solvent})^2$$
$$V = \frac{4}{3}\pi R^3$$
where $R$ is the radius of the building block, $D_m$ is the **mass** fractal dimension, $\zeta$ is the cut-off length, $\rho_\text{solvent}$ is the scattering length density of the solvent, and $\rho_\text{particle}$ is the scattering length density of particles.

.. note::

The mass fractal dimension ( $D_m$ ) is only valid if $1 < mass\_dim < 6$. It is also only valid over a limited $q$ range (see the reference for details).

References

D Mildner and P Hall, *J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.*, 19 (1986) 1535-1545 Equation(9)

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## Details:

 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 Files mass_fractal.py mass_fractal.c

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