Merlin++, a flexible and feature-rich accelerator physics and particle tracking library

@article{Appleby2021MerlinAF,
  title={Merlin++, a flexible and feature-rich accelerator physics and particle tracking library},
  author={Robert Barrie Appleby and R. J. Barlow and Dirk Kruecker and J. Molson and Scott Rowan and Sam Tygier and Haroon Rafique and Nicholas John Walker and A. Wolski},
  journal={Computer Physics Communications},
  year={2021}
}
Merlin++ is a C++ charged-particle tracking library developed for the simulation and analysis of complex beam dynamics within high energy particle accelerators. Accurate simulation and analysis of particle dynamics is an essential part of the design of new particle accelerators, and for the optimization of existing ones. Merlin++ is a feature-full library with focus on long-term tracking studies. A user may simulate distributions of protons or electrons in either single particle or sliced macro… Expand

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