Class Layer

A MultiLayer is composed of one or several instances of class Layer.

Create an instance

Each instance is created using the constructor call

layer_i = ba.Layer(material, thickness=0)

Typically, the variable name will contain an index i. By convention, the numbering starts with the top layer, typically layer_1.

For the first argument, see Material.

The optional second argument is the layer thickness in nm. If it is omitted, then the default value of 0 indicates an infinite thickness; this is to be used for the bottom or top layer, or for the sole component of a single-layer sample.

Set properties

To add a ParticleLayout, use


If there are several layouts, then their scattering intensities will be added incoherently.

To divide the layer into n slices for the reflectivity computation, use