An energy- and charge-conserving, implicit, electrostatic particle-in-cell algorithm

  title={An energy- and charge-conserving, implicit, electrostatic particle-in-cell algorithm},
  author={Guangye Chen and Luis Chac{\'o}n and D. C. Barnes},
  journal={J. Comput. Physics},
This paper discusses a novel fully implicit formulation for a one-dimensional electrostatic particle-in-cell (PIC) plasma simulation approach. Unlike earlier implicit electrostatic PIC approaches (which are based on a linearized Vlasov-Poisson formulation), ours is based on a nonlinearly converged Vlasov-Ampère (VA) model. By iterating particles and fields to a tight nonlinear convergence tolerance, the approach features superior stability and accuracy properties, avoiding most of the accuracy… CONTINUE READING
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