Sep 24 – 30, 2017
La Biodola, Isola d'Elba
Europe/Rome timezone

LCODE 3D: a free quasistatic plasma wakefield acceleration code

Sep 27, 2017, 7:30 PM
Parking Area, Hotel Hermitage

Parking Area, Hotel Hermitage

poster WG6 - Theory and Simulations Wine and Poster Session 2 (WG4-WG5-WG6-WG7)


Alexander Sosedkin (Novosibirsk State University)


LCODE, a freely-distributed parallel quasistatic 2D3V code, has helped pushing plasma wakefield acceleration forward for decades. It empowers researchers with a numerically efficient simulation tool excelling at long-term propagation of ultrarelativistic particle beams in plasmas. While its performance-focused principles, techniques and tricks make it possible to simulate frontier plasma wakefield acceleration experiments in just days or hours of CPU time and megabytes of RAM, there is a number of 3D-specific effects like side-injection, filamentation or hosing instability that cannot be properly taken into account with a 2D simulation window. A three-dimensional rewrite of LCODE is in the works, catering to the emergent need of proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration to conduct 3D simulations. Building up on previous LCODE expertise, it aims to employ the same resource-frugal approach and techniques to marry simple and straightforward underlying models and algorithms with high numerical stability while striving to minimize the decrease of performance resulting from transitioning to 3D.

Primary author

Alexander Sosedkin (Novosibirsk State University)


Irina Shalimova (Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics SB RAS) Prof. Konstantin Lotov (Novosibirsk State University)

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