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Combined charged-particle and X-ray simulations using the Bmad open source software library
Author(s): D. Sagan; J. Y. Chee; K. Finkelstein; G. Hoffstaetter
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Paper Abstract

The open source Bmad software library, developed at Cornell University, has proved to be a useful tool for accelerator simulations owing to its modular, object-oriented design. Bmad has been used to simulate the storage ring CESR for many years, and to design and analyze the proposed Cornell Energy Recovery Linac. Work is ongoing to expand Bmad in a number of directions. In particular, the ability to be able to do a combined simulation of accelerated charged-particle beams and the x-ray beams they create is being developed. Ultimately a complete framework for simulations from the gun cathode (including space-charge) to x-ray generation, to x-ray tracking through to the experimental end-stations is envisioned. The flexibility of Bmad is such that multiple propagation algorithms can be accommodated with the user selecting the appropriate algorithm for each individual element. To this end, the integration of Bmad with the SHADOW tracking code is in development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8141, Advances in Computational Methods for X-Ray Optics II, 81410Y (23 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892406
Show Author Affiliations
D. Sagan, Cornell Univ. (United States)
J. Y. Chee, Cornell Univ. (United States)
K. Finkelstein, Cornell Univ. (United States)
G. Hoffstaetter, Cornell Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8141:
Advances in Computational Methods for X-Ray Optics II
Manuel Sanchez del Rio; Oleg Chubar, Editor(s)

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