ALaDyn: A High-Accuracy PIC code for the Maxwell-Vlasov Equations

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Authors Carlo Benedetti, Andrea Sgattoni, Giorgio Turchetti, Pasquale Londrillo
Journal/Conference Name IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
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Paper Abstract In this paper, we present acceleration by laser and dynamics of charged particles (ALaDyn), a particle-in-cell code, to investigate the interaction of a laser pulse with a preformed plasma and/or an externally injected beam. The code, fully parallelized, works in 1D, 2D, and 3D Cartesian geometry, and it is based on compact high-order finite-difference schemes ensuring higher spectral accuracy. We discuss the features, the performances, and the validation tests of the code. We finally present a preliminary application on a physically relevant case based on the PLASMON-X experiment of the CNR-INFN.
Date of publication 2008
Code Programming Language Fortran
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