Recent Developments and Applications of the Particle-In-Cell Accelerator Code-Framework Warp*

Jean-Luc Vay
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

The Particle-In-Cell (PIC) Code-Framework Warp is being developed by the Heavy Ion Fusion Science Virtual National Laboratory (HIFS-VNL) to guide the development of accelerators that can deliver beams suitable for high energy density experiments and implosion of inertial fusion capsules. It is also applied in various areas outside the Heavy Ion Fusion program to the study and design of existing and next-generation high-energy accelerators, including , for example, the study of electron cloud effects and laser wakefield acceleration for example. We present an overview of Warp's capabilities, summarizing recent original numerical methods that were developed by the HIFS-VNL: Particle-In-Cell with Adaptive Mesh Refinement, a large-timestep ``drift-Lorentz'' mover for arbitrarily magnetized species, a relativistic Lorentz invariant leapfrog particle pusher, simulations in Lorentz boosted frames, an electromagnetic solver with tunable numerical dispersion and efficient stride-based digital filtering. Selected examples of applications will be given.

*Supported by US-DOE Contracts DE-AC02-05CH11231 and DE-AC52-07NA27344. Used resources of NERSC, supported by US-DOE Contract DE-AC02-05CH11231.

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