Author: Mesyats, E.
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TUPEA048 Simulation of Self-modulating Particle Beams in Plasma Wakefield Accelerators 1238
  • K.V. Lotov
    BINP SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • K.V. Lotov, A. Sosedkin
    NSU, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • E. Mesyats
    ICM&MG SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
  Funding: The Ministry of education and science of Russia, project 14.B37.21.0784.
Controlled self-modulation of long proton or electron beams is a new trend in plasma wakefield acceleration which sets a new goal for simulation codes. Long interaction lengths (tens of meters), long beams (up to hundred of plasma wave periods), motion of plasma ions, and violation of fluid approximation are factors that makes the problem too heavy for general purpose codes. Only specialized codes can attack this problem in real geometry. We describe recent upgrades of the code LCODE which enabled simulations of long dense proton beams and report results of numerical studies of proton beam-plasma interaction in the context of AWAKE project.