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Title: Conformal Electromagnetic Particle in Cell: A Review

We review conformal (or body-fitted) electromagnetic particle-in-cell (EM-PIC) numerical solution schemes. Included is a chronological history of relevant particle physics algorithms often employed in these conformal simulations. We also provide brief mathematical descriptions of particle-tracking algorithms and current weighting schemes, along with a brief summary of major time-dependent electromagnetic solution methods. Several research areas are also highlighted for recommended future development of new conformal EM-PIC methods.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [3]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Res. Lab., Kirtland AFB, NM (United States)
  2. Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Res. Lab., Kirtland AFB, NM (United States)
  3. Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1259956
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-27518
Journal ID: ISSN 0093-3813
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0093-3813
Publisher:
IEEE
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY