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(abstract) 3D Electromagnetic Plasma Particle Simulations

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dc.contributor.author Wang, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Liewer, P.C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lyster, P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Decyk, V.K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-06T02:04:10Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-06T02:04:10Z
dc.date.issued 1993-09-13 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Beijing, China en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 93-0691 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/35125
dc.description.abstract A 3D electromagnetic plasma particle-in-cell code has been developed using the General Concurrent PIC algorithm. The GCPIC algorithm uses a domain decomposition to divide the computation among the processors. Particles must be exchanged between processors as they move. The efficiencies for 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensional partitions of the three dimensional domain are compared, and the algorithm is found to be very efficient even when a large fraction (e.g., 30%) of the particles must be exchanged at every time step. This PIC code has been used to perform simulations of a variety of space plasma physics problems. Results of three applications will be discussed: 1) plasma disturbances induced by moving conducting bodies in a magnetized plasma; 2) plasma plume interactions; and 3) solar wind termination shock. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other electromagnetic plasma particles simulations 3D algorithm space plasma physics plasma plume interactions solar wind termination shock en_US
dc.title (abstract) 3D Electromagnetic Plasma Particle Simulations en_US


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