Zeltron: Explicit 3D relativistic electromagnetic ParticleInCell code
Abstract
Zeltron is an explicit 3D relativistic electromagnetic ParticleInCell code suited for modeling particle acceleration in astrophysical plasmas. The code is efficiently parallelized with the Message Passing Interface, and can be run on a laptop computer or on multiple cores on current supercomputers. Zeltron takes into account the effect of the radiation reaction force on the motion of the particles; it assigns variable weights to the macroparticles to model particle density gradients, and does not strictly conserve the total energy. The code uses linear interpolation to deposit the charges and currents generated by each particle at the nodes of the computational grid, and computes the charge and current densities for Maxwell's equations. Zeltron contains a large set of analysis tools, including plasma density, particle spectrum, optically thin synchrotron and inverse Compton spectra, angular distributions, and stressenergy tensor.
 Publication:

Astrophysics Source Code Library
 Pub Date:
 November 2019
 Bibcode:
 2019ascl.soft11012C
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 Software