Notes on the resolution smearing
The smeared intensity Is(q0) is calculated by knowing the resolution function R(q,q0) for all values of q0 and a model intensity function by the function
The resolution function is approximated by a Gaussian given by
where the shadow factor, fs, the mean scattering vector, , and the variance, , are all functions of q0.
The shadow factor is needed because the tail of the gaussian resolution function is cut off by the beamstop. This factor accounts for the missing intensity due to the beamstop.
For the resolution calculations performed by the SANS simulator applet a 20 point integration is performed to plus and minus three standard deviations of the Gaussian resolution function for each point in q.
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