DAB (Debye Anderson Brumberger) Model

Parameter Description Units Default value
scale Source intensity None 1
background Source background cm-1 0.001
cor_length correlation length 50

The returned value is scaled to units of cm-1 sr-1, absolute scale.

Calculates the scattering from a randomly distributed, two-phase system based on the Debye-Anderson-Brumberger (DAB) model for such systems. The two-phase system is characterized by a single length scale, the correlation length, which is a measure of the average spacing between regions of phase 1 and phase 2. The model also assumes smooth interfaces between the phases and hence exhibits Porod behavior \((I \sim q^{-4})\) at large \(q\), \((qL \gg 1)\).

The DAB model is ostensibly a development of the earlier Debye-Bueche model.


\[I(q) = \text{scale}\cdot\frac{L^3}{(1 + (q\cdot L)^2)^2} + \text{background}\]

where scale is

\[\text{scale} = 8 \pi \phi (1-\phi) \Delta\rho^2\]

and the parameter \(L\) is the correlation length.

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

\[q = \sqrt{q_x^2 + q_y^2}\]

Fig. 84 1D plot corresponding to the default parameters of the model.


P Debye, H R Anderson, H Brumberger, Scattering by an Inhomogeneous Solid. II. The Correlation Function and its Application, J. Appl. Phys., 28(6) (1957) 679

P Debye, A M Bueche, Scattering by an Inhomogeneous Solid, J. Appl. Phys., 20 (1949) 518

2013/09/09 - Description reviewed by King, S and Parker, P.