NOTES FOR GROUP C
Grethe Jensen Leading
We discussed approaches for considering multiple scattering effects. The following points were identified
1. A flag signalling significant multiple scattering would be good for both data reduction software (to allow for immediate action!) and data analysis/modelling software.
- Requires data on absolute scale, together with values for wavelength and sample path length – or a well-determined measured SAS transmission. Good example of a situation where wavelength and path length would be nice to have accessible in the final reduced data file.
- Could identify the maximum scattering order that should be included in the data analysis – or suggest a proper sample path length or wavelength that would be required to exclude significant multiple scattering effects.
- Could suggest measurements for a small series of wavelengths/path lengths/contrasts, to identify features influenced by multiple scattering. These data could/should (?) be published with the data to address/prove the presence/non-presence of these effects.
2. Including multiple scattering effects in the data analysis
- Relevant for both SAS in transmission geometry and for GISAS.
- Include calculation of higher order scattering functions in model calculations and parameter optimization loop? By 2D convolution or MC simulations?
- To speed calculations up, one might consider: Only include the relevant scattering orders, starting out with ‘just’ including second order scattering, only updating higher order scattering functions every N steps in the optimization, ...