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Title: Stable discrete representation of relativistically drifting plasmas

Abstract

Representing the electrodynamics of relativistically drifting particle ensembles in discrete, co-propagating Galilean coordinates enables the derivation of a Particle-In-Cell algorithm that is intrinsically free of the numerical Cherenkov instability for plasmas flowing at a uniform velocity. Application of the method is shown by modeling plasma accelerators in a Lorentz-transformed optimal frame of reference.

Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Hamburg (Germany). Center for Free-Electron Laser Science and Dept. of Physics
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1328565
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1393079; OSTI ID: 1421101
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; Relativistic plasmas; Maxwell equations; Particle-in-cell method; Astrophysical plasmas; Plasma instabilities

Citation Formats

Kirchen, M., Lehe, R., Godfrey, B. B., Dornmair, I., Jalas, S., Peters, K., Vay, J. -L., and Maier, A. R. Stable discrete representation of relativistically drifting plasmas. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4964770.
Kirchen, M., Lehe, R., Godfrey, B. B., Dornmair, I., Jalas, S., Peters, K., Vay, J. -L., & Maier, A. R. Stable discrete representation of relativistically drifting plasmas. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4964770.
Kirchen, M., Lehe, R., Godfrey, B. B., Dornmair, I., Jalas, S., Peters, K., Vay, J. -L., and Maier, A. R. Mon . "Stable discrete representation of relativistically drifting plasmas". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4964770.
@article{osti_1328565,
title = {Stable discrete representation of relativistically drifting plasmas},
author = {Kirchen, M. and Lehe, R. and Godfrey, B. B. and Dornmair, I. and Jalas, S. and Peters, K. and Vay, J. -L. and Maier, A. R.},
abstractNote = {Representing the electrodynamics of relativistically drifting particle ensembles in discrete, co-propagating Galilean coordinates enables the derivation of a Particle-In-Cell algorithm that is intrinsically free of the numerical Cherenkov instability for plasmas flowing at a uniform velocity. Application of the method is shown by modeling plasma accelerators in a Lorentz-transformed optimal frame of reference.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4964770},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 10,
volume = 23,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {10}
}

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DOI: 10.1063/1.4964770

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