NASA Logo, External Link
Facebook icon, External Link to NASA STI page on Facebook Twitter icon, External Link to NASA STI on Twitter YouTube icon, External Link to NASA STI Channel on YouTube RSS icon, External Link to New NASA STI RSS Feed AddThis share icon
 

Record Details

Record 33 of 4068
Electromagnetic particle simulation codes
Author and Affiliation:
Pritchett, P. L.(California, University, Los Angeles, United States)
Abstract: Electromagnetic particle simulations solve the full set of Maxwell's equations. They thus include the effects of self-consistent electric and magnetic fields, magnetic induction, and electromagnetic radiation. The algorithms for an electromagnetic code which works directly with the electric and magnetic fields are described. The fields and current are separated into transverse and longitudinal components. The transverse E and B fields are integrated in time using a leapfrog scheme applied to the Fourier components. The particle pushing is performed via the relativistic Lorentz force equation for the particle momentum. As an example, simulation results are presented for the electron cyclotron maser instability which illustrate the importance of relativistic effects on the wave-particle resonance condition and on wave dispersion.
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1985
Document ID:
19860041639
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 86A26377
Subject Category: PLASMA PHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Space Science Reviews (ISSN 0038-6308); 42; 17-27
Publisher Information: Netherlands
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NSF ATM-82-18746; NSF PHY-83-04641; NAGW-78
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: California Univ.; Los Angeles, CA, United States
Description: 11p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ELECTRON CYCLOTRON HEATING; MASERS; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; PARTICLE MOTION; PLASMA-ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERACTION; FOURIER TRANSFORMATION; LORENTZ FORCE; MAGNETIC INDUCTION; MAXWELL EQUATION; SELF CONSISTENT FIELDS
Imprint And Other Notes: (URSI, USAF, NASA, et al., International School for Space Simulations, 2nd, Kapaa, HI, Feb. 4-15, 1985) Space Science Reviews (ISSN 0038-6308), vol. 42, Oct. 1985, p. 17-27.
Availability Source: Other Sources
› Back to Top
Find Similar Records
NASA Logo, External Link
NASA Official: Gerald Steeman
Site Curator: STI Program
Last Modified: August 18, 2011
Contact Us