Here you can use tabulated values for amino acids and nucleotides to create a larger molecule and "blend" their SLDs together. It also allows manual combination of any entries in the database using their IDs.

The calculation of SLD is done by providing the sum of the chemical elements as well as their volume from all constituents. The values of molecular volume used for the constituents is documented in the associated database entry.

This calculator was inspired by the ISIS Biomolecular neutron Scattering Length Density Calculator (BSLDC) written by Luke Clifton & Daniel Myatt and uses values taken from papers by Perkins and Jacrot.

Compound Name:
Molecule Structure:
Protein DNA RNA Database IDs

Fill from PDB CIF/FASTA file
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Open Reflectometry Standards Organization scattering length density database. Written by Artur Glavic from Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI).