High-Fidelity RF Gun Simulations with the Parallel 3D Finite Element Particle-In-Cell Code Pic3P Metadata

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  • Main Title High-Fidelity RF Gun Simulations with the Parallel 3D Finite Element Particle-In-Cell Code Pic3P


  • Author: Candel, A
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Kabel, A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Lee, L.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Li, Z.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Limborg, C.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Ng, C.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Schussman, G.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Ko, K.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: /SLAC
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
    Place of Publication: United States
    Additional Info: SLAC


  • Creation: 2009-06-19


  • English


  • Content Description: SLAC's Advanced Computations Department (ACD) has developed the first parallel Finite Element 3D Particle-In-Cell (PIC) code, Pic3P, for simulations of RF guns and other space-charge dominated beam-cavity interactions. Pic3P solves the complete set of Maxwell-Lorentz equations and thus includes space charge, retardation and wakefield effects from first principles. Pic3P uses higher-order Finite Elementmethods on unstructured conformal meshes. A novel scheme for causal adaptive refinement and dynamic load balancing enable unprecedented simulation accuracy, aiding the design and operation of the next generation of accelerator facilities. Application to the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) RF gun is presented.
  • Physical Description: 5 pages


  • Keyword: Accelerators, Computing,Accphy, Comp
  • Keyword: Space Charge Accelerators, Computing,Accphy, Comp
  • Keyword: Light Sources
  • Keyword: Brightness
  • Keyword: Cebaf Accelerator
  • STI Subject Categories: 43 Particle Accelerators
  • Keyword: Dynamic Loads
  • Keyword: Electron Beams
  • Keyword: Accelerator Facilities
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Electrons
  • Keyword: Simulation
  • Keyword: Accuracy
  • Keyword: Linear Accelerators


  • Conference: Presented at Workshop on Sources of Polarized Electrons and High Brightness Electron Beams (PESP 2008), Newport News, Virginia, 1-4 Oct 2008


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: SLAC-PUB-13668
  • Grant Number: AC02-76SF00515
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 957424
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc926096


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