TrapCAD — a program to model magnetic traps of charged particles

Published: 1 January 1996| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/sspbgctgdr.1
J. Vámosi, S. Biri


Abstract A graphical end-user program is presented that can be used to design and study magnetic traps with cylindrical and/or multipole symmetry. Originally it was developed for ECRIS (Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source) designing. However, its usage is not restricted to studying ECRIS fields. It can be used in any case where solenoidal multipole fields have to be calculated, e.g. with other types of ion sources, or beam transport elements at particle accelerators. TrapCAD uses the output of the... Title of program: TrapCAD Catalogue Id: ADDL_v1_0 Nature of problem TrapCAD computes the parameters of a charged particle magnetic trap in cylindrical and/or multipole geometry (that is usually used for several types of ion traps and ion sources) and visualizes the magnetic field line structure. Particle movement simulation inside the trap is also possible. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ADDL_v1_0; TrapCAD; 10.1016/0010-4655(96)00053-7 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)



Computational Physics, Plasma Physics