Cylinders in Averaged Layer

Supposing a Simulation has been defined in which some layers contain embedded particles of different materials; to regard those layers as composed by a single material, the setUseAvgMaterials method is used:

simulation.getOptions().setUseAvgMaterials(True)

The figure shows the intensity map produced by the script below.

The script below shows how to average materials when simulating scattering from a square lattice of cylinders inside a finite layer.

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"""
Square lattice of cylinders inside finite layer with usage of average material
"""
import bornagain as ba
from bornagain import deg, nm, kvector_t


def get_sample(cyl_height=5*nm):
    """
    Returns a sample with cylinders on a substrate.
    """
    # defining materials
    m_vacuum = ba.HomogeneousMaterial("Vacuum", 0.0, 0.0)
    m_layer = ba.HomogeneousMaterial("Layer", 3e-6, 2e-8)
    m_substrate = ba.HomogeneousMaterial("Substrate", 6e-6, 2e-8)
    m_particle = ba.HomogeneousMaterial("Particle", 3e-5, 2e-8)

    # cylindrical particle
    cylinder_ff = ba.FormFactorCylinder(5*nm, cyl_height)
    cylinder = ba.Particle(m_particle, cylinder_ff)
    position = ba.kvector_t(0.0, 0.0, -cyl_height)
    particle_layout = ba.ParticleLayout()
    particle_layout.addParticle(cylinder, 1.0, position)

    # interference function
    interference = ba.InterferenceFunction2DLattice(
        ba.SquareLattice2D(15*nm, 0*deg))
    pdf = ba.FTDecayFunction2DCauchy(300*nm, 300*nm, 0)
    interference.setDecayFunction(pdf)
    particle_layout.setInterferenceFunction(interference)

    vacuum_layer = ba.Layer(m_vacuum)
    intermediate_layer = ba.Layer(m_layer, 5*nm)
    intermediate_layer.addLayout(particle_layout)
    substrate_layer = ba.Layer(m_substrate)

    multi_layer = ba.MultiLayer()
    multi_layer.addLayer(vacuum_layer)
    multi_layer.addLayer(intermediate_layer)
    multi_layer.addLayer(substrate_layer)
    return multi_layer


def get_simulation(sample):
    beam = ba.Beam(1.0, 0.1*nm, ba.Direction(0.2*deg, 0*deg))
    detector = ba.SphericalDetector(100, -2*deg, 2*deg, 100, 0*deg, 2*deg)
    simulation = ba.GISASSimulation(beam, sample, detector)
    simulation.getOptions().setUseAvgMaterials(True)
    return simulation


if __name__ == '__main__':
    import ba_plot
    sample = get_sample()
    simulation = get_simulation(sample)
    ba_plot.run_and_plot(simulation)
CylindersInAverageLayer.py