Background Information for Reflectometry and Small-angle Scattering

The scientific papers and web pages that describe reflectometry and small-angle scattering often use specialist vocabulary. Sometimes definitions of expressions and acronyms are not clear. The documents linked below provide some introduction to this vocabulary.

The SAS Portal ( provides links to information about small-angle scattering.

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