Multi-scale simulations of plasma with iPIC3D

Stefano Markidis, Giovanni Lapenta, Rizwan-uddin

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Abstract

The implicit Particle-in-Cell method for the computer simulation of plasma, and its implementation in a three-dimensional parallel code, called iPIC3D, are presented. The implicit integration in time of the Vlasov-Maxwell system, removes the numerical stability constraints and it enables kinetic plasma simulations at magnetohydrodynamics time scales. Simulations of magnetic reconnection in plasma are presented to show the effectiveness of the algorithm.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages1509-1519
Number of pages11
JournalMathematics and Computers in Simulation
Volume80
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

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Multiscale Simulation
Plasma
Plasmas
Simulation
Plasma simulation
Convergence of numerical methods
Magnetohydrodynamics
Kinetics
Maxwell System
Numerical Stability
Time Scales
Computer Simulation
Three-dimensional
Cell

Keywords

  • 3D Magnetic reconnection
  • Computational plasma physics
  • Implicit PIC
  • Particle-in-Cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Multi-scale simulations of plasma with iPIC3D. / Markidis, Stefano; Lapenta, Giovanni; Rizwan-uddin.

In: Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Vol. 80, No. 7, 03.2010, p. 1509-1519.

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Markidis, Stefano ; Lapenta, Giovanni ; Rizwan-uddin. / Multi-scale simulations of plasma with iPIC3D. In: Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. 2010 ; Vol. 80, No. 7. pp. 1509-1519
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