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Ovtchinnikov, S.

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TUOAAB01 Self-Consistent Simulations of Multipacting in Superconducting Radio Frequencies 769
  • C. Nieter, P. J. Mullowney, S. Ovtchinnikov, D. S. Smithe, P. Stoltz
    Tech-X, Boulder, Colorado
  Multipacting continues to be an important issue in Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) cavities, particularly near waveguide couplers. Most modern simulations of multipacting are not self-consistent, using the fields from a purely electromagnetic simulation to drive the motion of multipacting electrons. This approach works well for the onset on multipacting but as the electron density increases in the cavity it can have an effect on the cavity mode. Recently VORPAL* has demonstrated its ability to mode the electrodynamics of SRF cavities using finite difference time domain (FDTD) algorithms coupled with the Dey-Mittra** method for modeling conformal boundaries. The FDTD approach allows us to easily incorporate multipacting electrons as PIC particles in the simulations. To allow multipacting simulations to be done with EM-PIC we have been developing particle boundaries for the cut-cells. Recently we have added particle removal boundaries at the particle sinks which will correct the unphysical build up of image charge at the boundaries. Work has begun on incorporating secondary electron emission into these boundaries so VORPAL can model multipacting trajectories self-consistently.

* C. Nieter, J. R. Cary, J. Comp. Phys. 196 (2004) 448.** S. Dey, R. Mittra, IEEE Microwave and Guided Wave Letters 7 (1997) 273.

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