Icosahedron

A regular icosahedron.

Constructor

Icosahedron(a)

Parameters:

  • a, length of the edge

Usage

As for any other Form factor.

Implementation

Class Icosahedron inherits from the interface class IFormFactor .

Form factor computation is based on the generic form factor of a polyhedron with inversion symmetry provided by libformfactor.

Volume has been validated against $$ V= \dfrac{5}{12}(3+\sqrt{5})a^3 \approx 2.182 \space a^3. $$

Example

Scattering by uncorrelated, oriented truncated icosahedra for horizontal incidence:

Generated by Examples/ff/Icosahedron.py .

History

Introduced in BornAgain 1.6.