Size-distribution model: Local Monodisperse Approximation

Scattering from cylinders of two different sizes using the Local Monodisperse Approximation (LMA).

  • The sample is made of cylinders deposited on a substrate.
  • The cylinders are of two different sizes:
    • 80% of Type 1: radius R1 = 5nm, height H1 = 5 nm. The interference function is a radial paracrystal with a peak distance equal to 16.8 nm and a damping length of 1 μm.
    • 20% of Type 2: radius R2 = 8 nm, height H2 = 8 nm. The interference function is also a radial paracrystal but with a peak distance of 22.8 nm and a damping length equal to 1 μm. 
  • Each type of cylinders is associated with a "particle layout".
  • The LMA is used since the sample is made of two domains containing particles of the same size and shape.
  • The wavelength is equal to 1 Å.
  • The incident angles are αi = 0.2° and Φi = 0°.
Intensity Image: 
Python Script: 
Cylinders of two different sizes in Local Monodisperse Approximation
import bornagain as ba
from bornagain import deg, angstrom, nm

def get_sample():
    Returns a sample with cylinders of two different sizes on a substrate.
    The cylinder positions are modelled in Local Monodisperse Approximation.
    m_ambience = ba.HomogeneousMaterial("Air", 0.0, 0.0)
    m_substrate = ba.HomogeneousMaterial("Substrate", 6e-6, 2e-8)
    m_particle = ba.HomogeneousMaterial("Particle", 6e-4, 2e-8)

    # cylindrical particle 1
    radius1 = 5*nm
    height1 = radius1
    cylinder_ff1 = ba.FormFactorCylinder(radius1, height1)
    cylinder1 = ba.Particle(m_particle, cylinder_ff1)

    # cylindrical particle 2
    radius2 = 8*nm
    height2 = radius2
    cylinder_ff2 = ba.FormFactorCylinder(radius2, height2)
    cylinder2 = ba.Particle(m_particle, cylinder_ff2)

    # interference function1
    interference1 = ba.InterferenceFunctionRadialParaCrystal(
        16.8*nm, 1e3*nm)
    pdf = ba.FTDistribution1DGauss(3 * nm)

    # interference function2
    interference2 = ba.InterferenceFunctionRadialParaCrystal(
        22.8*nm, 1e3*nm)

    # assembling the sample
    particle_layout1 = ba.ParticleLayout()
    particle_layout1.addParticle(cylinder1, 0.8)

    particle_layout2 = ba.ParticleLayout()
    particle_layout2.addParticle(cylinder2, 0.2)

    air_layer = ba.Layer(m_ambience)
    substrate_layer = ba.Layer(m_substrate)
    multi_layer = ba.MultiLayer()
    return multi_layer

def get_simulation():
    Create and return GISAXS simulation with beam and detector defined
    simulation = ba.GISASSimulation()
    simulation.setDetectorParameters(200, 0.0*deg, 2.0*deg,
                                     200, 0.0*deg, 2.0*deg)
    simulation.setBeamParameters(1.0*angstrom, 0.2*deg, 0.0*deg)
    return simulation

def run_simulation():
    Runs simulation and returns intensity map.
    simulation = get_simulation()
    return simulation.getIntensityData()

if __name__ == '__main__':
    result = run_simulation()