Accelerated self-consistent radiative transfer based on the Monte Carlo method

Published: 15 October 2000| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/m7h565nx2y.1
S. Wolf, Th. Henning


Abstract We present the first Monte Carlo (MC) code for three-dimensional continuum radiative transfer simulations. Absorption and scattering processes by spherical dust grains are implemented. The dust density distribution as well as the number, spatial configuration, and geometrical shape of the illuminating source(s) can be chosen arbitrarily. The spatial dust temperature distribution, the spectral energy distribution (SED), and the polarization of the emergent radiation can be simulated. ... Title of program: MC3D Catalogue Id: ADMH_v1_0 Nature of problem For the interpretation of spectra, images, and polarization maps of young stellar objects (YSO) and active galactic nuclei (AGN), radiative transfer simulations provide the necessary basis. Nowadays, for the interpretation of very high-resolution maps, there exists a strong need for a code which solves the radiative transfer problem even in the case of very complex model configurations (e.g., clumpy dust density distributions, binary systems, direct usage of dust density distributions obtained f ... Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ADMH_v1_0; MC3D; 10.1016/S0010-4655(00)00144-2 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)



Astronomy, Astrophysics, Radiation, Computational Physics