USPAS 2018: Simulation of Beam and Plasma Systems

Winter Session, 2018 15-26 January

Sponsored by Old Dominion University

Hampton, VA

2 Week Course (3 units)

Prof. Steven M. Lund

Michigan State University

Physics and Astronomy Department

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB)

510-459-4045 (mobile)

Lund@frib.msu.edu

Dr. David Bruhwiler

Radiasoft, LLC

Boulder, CO

720-502-3928 (Office)

Bruhwiler@Radiasoft.net

Dr. Rémi Lehe

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

510-486-6785 (LBNL Office)

RLehe@lbl.gov

Dr. Jean-Luc Vay

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

510-486-4934 (LBNL Office)

JLVay@lbl.gov

Dr. Daniel Winklehner

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

510-479-6501 (mobile)

winklehn@mit.edu

Dr. David P. Grote

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

925-424-7194 (LLNL Office)

DPGrote@lbl.gov

USPAS Course Description (html)

The schedule will likely be adjusted during the course.

Tentative Lecture Schedule (html)

Lecture notes will be posted on this web site before and after material is covered in class. Paper copies of lecture notes will also be handed out in class to aid note taking. Time permitting, corrections and additions will be posted on the web site subsequent to lectures. Materials are organized by lecturer. Postings will be in pdf format including electronic slides produced in OpenOffice and Microsoft PowerPoint (pdf in compact vector form with embeded fonts), and scans of handwritten notes (pdf in bitmap form), script files, etc. In some cases slides are posted in both one slide per page (for presentation) and 4 slides per page handout (for more compact printing) formats. Notes will be maintained on this web site after the course with occasional updates, corrections, and extensions until a next version of the course is given. At that time the web site will be frozen with a link to the newer version.

• S.M. Lund | Introductory Lectures |

• D. Winklehener / R. Lehe | Python Lectures |

• D. Bruhwiler | Assorted Topical Materials |

• R. Lehe | Electromagnetic PIC |

• J.-L. Vay / R. Lehe | Warp/Application Lectures |

• D. Winklehener | Injector Modeling |

• J.-L. Vay / R. Lehe | Advanced Lectures |

Numerical examples, demonstrations, and exercises in parts of this course rely heavily rely on the Warp particle-in-cell code detailed in the Wiki documentation linked below. Although the course is not specifically on Warp, it can also serve as in introduction to this large and highly versatile open-source code designed for self-consistent simulation of high intensity beams.

Warp Wiki

Daily problem sets will be handed out in class and subsequently posted below in pdf format on this web site. The problem sets are due at the start of lectures on the next day. Solutions will not be posted on the web site but paper copies of solutions will be given in class and solutions will be reviewed. Students are encouraged to discuss the problem sets with other students, the grader, and the lecturers, but are required to turn in their own solutions.

Problem Sets

A take home final exam will be handed out on the next to last lecture and subsequently posted below in pdf format on this web site. The final exam is due at the start of the final lecture. Both course lecture notes and the student's own personal notes can be used on the final exam and work must be independent. Students are not allowed to consult others other than clarification questions to the lecturers.

Final Exam

Many beam physics concepts employed in this course relating to accelerator physics with high space-charge intensity are treated in the course:

USPAS 2017: Beam Physics with Intense Space-Charge

Notes on the linked course web site provide reference material for many topics covered in this simulation course.

USPAS 2016: Self-Consistent Simulation of Beam and Plasma Systems