OpenDust: A fast GPU-accelerated code for the calculation of forces acting on microparticles in a plasma flow

Published: 8 May 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/bs7rthk29w.1


We present the first open-source, GPU-based code for complex plasmas. The code, OpenDust, pursues to provide researchers, both experimenters and theorists, a user-friendly and high-performance tool for self-consistent calculation forces, acting on microparticles, and microparticles' charges in a plasma flow. OpenDust performance originates from a highly-optimized Cuda back-end and performs self-consistent calculations of plasma flow around microparticles in seconds. This code outperforms all available codes for self-consistent complex plasma simulation. Moreover, OpenDust can also be used for the simulation of larger systems of dust microparticles, which was previously unavailable. OpenDust interface is written in Python, which provides ease-of-use and simple installation from the Conda repository.



Condensed Matter Physics, Computational Physics, Plasma, Microparticle