CST PARTICLE STUDIO® (CST PS) is a specialist tool for the fast and accurate analysis of charged particle dynamics in 3D electromagnetic fields. This software tool is based on the multi-purpose 3D EM modules in CST STUDIO SUITE™ such as the CST EM STUDIO® electro and magnetostatic solver. It is fully embedded in CST DESIGN ENVIRONMENT, thus benefitting from its intuitive modelling capabilities and powerful import interfaces. CST PS is based on the knowledge, research and development that went into the algorithms used in the MAFIA-4 simulation package.
Applications include: Particle Sources, Accelerator Components, Electron Tubes and Wake Field Simulation.
The Stationary Particle Tracking Solver enables the tracking of charged particles through electrostatic, magnetostatic and eigenmode fields. There are various emission models, including secondary emission, available. Space charge can be considered in gun mode.
The Wake Field Solver calculates the fields created by a charged particle bunch travelling through 3D geometries, like cavities, bellows, etc. in time domain; it integrates the total effect of such accelerator elements and delivers information like loss and kick factor.
The Particle in Cell (PIC) solver provides a self-consistent method for the transient simulation of particle dynamics. This solver takes care of space charge and self-magnetic as well as of relativistic effects when propagating particles for example through static or HF electromagnetic fields. This allows to simulate devices such as high power MW tubes.
The Electrostatics Solver of CST EMS is used to calculate the accelerating fields for static guns, or the deflecting electrostatic fields of beamsteering units in cathode ray tubes (CRT).
CST EMS' Magnetostatics Solver pre-calculates the fields of various types of magnets - such as solenoids, dipoles, quadrupoles,... - for beam optics simulation.
The Stationary Current Solver of CST EMS calculates current flows in arbitrarily shaped coils that can then be used for a magnetostatics computation.
The particles can also be tracked through resonant fields in cavities calculated with CST MWS's Eigenmode Solver.
Additional information can be found in the CST STUDIO SUITE™ charge particle simulation flyer.