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Development of a parallelized 3D electrostatic PIC-FEM code and its applications

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Development of a parallelized 3D electrostatic PIC-FEM code and its applications
A parallelized three-dimensional self-consistent electrostatic particle-in-cell (PIC) code using unstructured tetrahedral mesh is proposed. Parallel implementation of the current unstructured PIC-FEM code is realized on distributedmemory PC-cluster system utilizing dynamic domain decomposition. Completed code is verified by simulating a quasi-1D RF argon gas discharge with results comparable to previous experimental observations and simulations. Parallel performance with dynamic domain decomposition of the PIC code is tested using a 3D RF argon gas discharge on a PC-cluster system. Results show that parallel efficiency can achieve 83% at 32 processors with dynamic domain decomposition. Some possible improvement of the code performance is demonstrated. Completed code is then applied to predict field emission without and with space-charge effect, and to simulate the RF magnetron argon plasma to demonstrate its capability in handling practical problems. Key words: particle-in-cell; ...
J.-S. Wu, K.-H. Hsu, F.-L. Li, C.-T. Hung, S.-Y. J
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where CPHYSICS
Authors J.-S. Wu, K.-H. Hsu, F.-L. Li, C.-T. Hung, S.-Y. Jou
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