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TRIPIC: Triangular-mesh particle-in-cell code. (English) Zbl 0709.65102
A particle-in-cell code is developed making use of triangular space meshes. It is applied to study a self-consistent interaction between charged particles and a magnetostatic field.
In the TRIPIC code the relativistic equation of motion is solved and the interaction between particles and space meshes is accomplished by a simple method. A subroutine of a magnetostatic field solver is based on a method developed by Winslow.
An example of the charged-particle motion is presented for a barrel type of the light-ion beam diode.
Reviewer: Z.Dżygadło

65Z05 Applications to the sciences
65M06 Finite difference methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
35Q60 PDEs in connection with optics and electromagnetic theory
78A35 Motion of charged particles
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