Ef: Software for Nonrelativistic Beam Simulation by Particle-in-Cell Algorithm
Veksler And Baldin Laboratory of High Energy Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Moscow region, Russia
2 Independent Researcher, Moscow, Russia
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Published online: 18 April 2018
Understanding of particle dynamics is crucial in construction of electron guns, ion sources and other types of nonrelativistic beam devices. Apart from external guiding and focusing systems, a prominent role in evolution of such low-energy beams is played by particle-particle interaction. Numerical simulations taking into account these effects are typically accomplished by a well-known particle-in-cell method. In practice, for convenient work a simulation program should not only implement this method, but also support parallelization, provide integration with CAD systems and allow access to details of the simulation algorithm. To address the formulated requirements, development of a new open source code - Ef - has been started. It's current features and main functionality are presented. Comparison with several analytical models demonstrates good agreement between the numerical results and the theory. Further development plans are discussed.
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