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Used the software PoissonSuperfish

  1. Feb 11, 2006 #1
    Has anyone here used the software PoissonSuperfish>>??

    Well or IGUN/EGUN???
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2006 #2
    Sometimes when we touch, the honesty's too much.
    and I have to close my eyes and cry.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2006 #3

    Astronuc

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    I haven't used either sets, but I did find this of interest. Maybe you could contact someone at UCLA's Particle Beam Physics Laboratory (PBPL).

    Code Overview
    http://pbpl.physics.ucla.edu/Computing/Code_Overview/

    Poisson/Superfish
    The PBPL link to Superfish at LANL is bad. It seems LANL put it behind their firewall!
    http://math.lanl.gov/Research/Highlights/tvpoisson.shtml - some contacts listed

    http://t8web.lanl.gov/people/salman/capgca/needmod.html

    http://t8web.lanl.gov/people/salman/capgca/papers.html

    http://t8web.lanl.gov/people/salman/capgca/tech.html
     
  5. Feb 11, 2006 #4

    ZapperZ

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    Superfish, and PARMELA are codes often used in beam/accelerator physics. Superfish produces input field values that can be used in PARMELA. I believe both were developed at LANL.

    While they are free, they are distributed only to professionals in such fields. So if you are working with a group that needs this, your group will have to apply for a license.

    Caveat: Like any other numerical softwares, Superfish has its limitation especially in terms of what boundary conditions it can accept. Most group that use such a software will tend to have more than one. We use both Superfish and Microwave Studio, and switch between the two whenever the problem calls for something the other cannot do.

    Zz.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2006 #5

    Gokul43201

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    We use Superfish in our lab (for magnet design), but I'm not the one using it. What is your question, heman ?
     
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  7. Feb 11, 2006 #6

    Gokul43201

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    No, that's not true. You have to hide, not cry. I insist.
     
  8. Feb 12, 2006 #7
    Actually i have downloaded the software and i think it's not a user-friendly software...Actually i just needed an insight how do you proceed to learn using such an software...i have seen it ,,it contains many-many files...

    and yeah Gokul,,we need it for magnetic design like arranging 12 magnets around a cylinder and try to focus the ions coming out of plasma..
     
  9. Feb 12, 2006 #8

    If Superfish would have been developed at Lawrence then it wouldn't have been available free of cost..it is developed at LosAlamos,,and anyone can download that software...and yeah Igun is developed at LBNL and they are making money out of it...and that code is also not user friendly code..i actually have seen that code working...Quite Amazing..
     
  10. Feb 12, 2006 #9

    ZapperZ

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    What you wrote has nothing to do with what you quoted out of my post. "LANL" is Los Alamos National Laboratory. I made no mention of "Lawrence".

    So your point completely escapes me.

    Zz.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2006 #10
    ohhh yeah....my mistake!:biggrin:
    Actually i am not habitual of using short forms!
     
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