by Igor A Andriyash ([email protected])
CHIMERA is a relativistic electromagnetic particle-in-cell code, based on a quasi-cylindric pseudo-spectral analytical time domain (PSATD) Maxwell solver. More details on this method can be found in the original publications [1,2,3].
The code was tested only under Linux and MacOS. The recommended installation is through the Anaconda distribution. If Anaconda is not your default Python installation, download and install it from here.
conda install gcc scipy h5py conda install -c conda-forge fftw
cdinto the folder (e.g. into
git clone https://github.com/hightower8083/chimera.git cd chimera
make make install
make uninstall make clean
conda install vtk pip install mayavi
To run CHIMERA in multiprocessor mode specify the OMP_NUM_THREADS variable.
For more information see demos in ./doc/
 Igor A. Andriyash, Rémi Lehe and Agustin Lifschitz, Laser-plasma interactions with a Fourier-Bessel particle-in-cell method, Physics of Plasmas 23, 033110 (2016)
 Rémi Lehe, Manuel Kirchen, Igor A. Andriyash, Brendan B. Godfrey and Jean-Luc Vay, A spectral, quasi-cylindrical and dispersion-free Particle-In-Cell algorithm, Computer Physics Communications 203, 66 (2016)
 Igor A. Andriyash, Rémi Lehe and Victor Malka, A spectral unaveraged algorithm for free electron laser simulations, Journal of Computational Physics 282, 397 (2015)