Calculations of scattered light from rigid polymers by Shifrin and Rayleigh-Debye approximations.

@article{Bishop1989CalculationsOS,
  title={Calculations of scattered light from rigid polymers by Shifrin and Rayleigh-Debye approximations.},
  author={Marilyn F Bishop},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={911-25}
}
We show that the commonly used Rayleigh-Debye method for calculating light scattering can lead to significant errors when used for describing scattering from dilute solutions of long rigid polymers, errors that can be overcome by use of the easily applied Shifrin approximation. In order to show the extent of the discrepancies between the two methods, we have performed calculations at normal incidence both for polarized and unpolarized incident light with the scattering intensity determined as a… CONTINUE READING