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Ion Trapping Simulation
Using High-Performance Fortran

Susan Fischer Ken Hawick Paul Coddington

PROPOSAL FOR A 1994 NPAC REU PROJECT

Abstract:

A computational physics simulation which models the behavior of ions in a ``trap'' is proposed as a test application for the High-Performance Fortran (HPF) language. The Paul trap and the Penning trap, which use electric and/or magnetic fields to confine ions, will be studied. The simulation is expected to allow for investigation of phenomena such as crystal formation, chaotic trajectories, and thermodynamic properties of the atoms. Numerical analysis of the ion dynamics will include spatial probability distributions, Fast Fourier Transforms, and energy calculations. The graphical user interface will be developed in Application Visualization System (AVS). The suitability of HPF for computation-intensive physics simulations and numerical analysis, as well as the actual physics being simulated, are of interest.



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Wed Jul 27 11:57:58 EDT 1994