Grazing incidence scattering
Department for Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, 75120 Uppsala, Sweden
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Published online: 17 September 2018
Reflectometry experiments probe the scattering length density along the normal of interfaces by analysing the specularly scattered intensity. Lateral fluctuations result in intensity scattered away from the specular condition. In this paper the principles and peculiarities of grazing incidence scattering experiments are explained. One specific example, the self assembly of polymer micelles close to interfaces, is taken as a show case in order to introduce the scattering geometry and accessible length scales. The basic idea of the distorted wave Born approximation is lined out and some scientific examples are summarized.
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