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Merging for Particle-Mesh Complex Particle Kinetic Modeling of the Multiple Plasma BeamsWe suggest a merging procedure for the Particle-Mesh Complex Particle Kinetic (PMCPK) method in case of inter-penetrating flow (multiple plasma beams). We examine the standard particle-in-cell (PIC) and the PMCPK methods in the case of particle acceleration by shock surfing for a wide range of the control numerical parameters. The plasma dynamics is described by a hybrid (particle-ion-fluid-electron) model. Note that one may need a mesh if modeling with the computation of an electromagnetic field. Our calculations use specified, time-independent electromagnetic fields for the shock, rather than self-consistently generated fields. While a particle-mesh method is a well-verified approach, the CPK method seems to be a good approach for multiscale modeling that includes multiple regions with various particle/fluid plasma behavior. However, the CPK method is still in need of a verification for studying the basic plasma phenomena: particle heating and acceleration by collisionless shocks, magnetic field reconnection, beam dynamics, etc.
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Lipatov, Alexander S. (Maryland Univ. Baltimore County Baltimore, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 26, 2013
Publication Date
December 27, 2011
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Publication: Journal of Computational Physics
Volume: 231
Issue: 8
Subject Category
Plasma Physics
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