Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
A fast numerical integrator for relativistic charged particle tracking
- Author(s): Qiang, Ji
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2017.04.015
© 2017 Elsevier B.V. In this paper, we report on a fast second-order numerical integrator to solve the Lorentz force equations of a relativistic charged particle in electromagnetic fields. This numerical integrator shows less numerical error than the popular Boris algorithm in tracking the relativistic particle subject to electric and magnetic space-charge fields and requires less number of operations than another recently proposed relativistic integrator.