# Two Power Law

## Description:

Definition

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

$$I(q) = \begin{cases} A q^{-m1} + \text{background} & q <= q_c \\ C q^{-m2} + \text{background} & q > q_c \end{cases}$$
where $q_c$ = the location of the crossover from one slope to the other, $A$ = the scaling coefficent that sets the overall intensity of the lower Q power law region, $m1$ = power law exponent at low Q, and $m2$ = power law exponent at high Q. The scaling of the second power law region (coefficent C) is then automatically scaled to match the first by following formula:

$$C = \frac{A q_c^{m2}}{q_c^{m1}}$$
.. note:: Be sure to enter the power law exponents as positive values!

For 2D data the scattering intensity is calculated in the same way as 1D, where the $q$ vector is defined as

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

References

None.

Authorship and Verification

**Author:** NIST IGOR/DANSE **Date:** pre 2010