Spices1 — A smart-particle code for kinetic plasma simulation

Published: 01-10-1998| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/7rc625h522.1
V. Riccardo,
G.G.M. Coppa,
G. Lapenta


Abstract Spices1 (Smart Particle In Cell ElectroStatic 1D) simulates 1D plasmas governed by the Vlasov equation. A linear Fokker—Planck operator can be used to represent collisions between plasma species and a given background. The electrostatic approximation is used and no magnetic field is present. Spices1 uses computational particles with internal degrees of freedom (smart particles) to represent better the evolution of the many physical particles allocated to one single computational particle, emp... Title of program: SPICES1 Catalogue Id: ADIQ_v1_0 Nature of problem The computer code simulates electrostatic processes in plasmas using a kinetic model based on the Vlasov equation and on the Fokker-Planck approximation. One-dimensional problems are considered with either open or periodic boundary conditions. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ADIQ_v1_0; SPICES1; 10.1016/S0010-4655(98)00075-7 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)