CST PARTICLE STUDIO® (CST® PS) is a specialist tool for the fast and accurate analysis of charged particle dynamics in 3D electromagnetic fields. Powerful and versatile, it is suitable for tasks ranging from designing magnetrons and tuning electron tubes to modeling particle sources and accelerator components.

The particle tracking solver can model the behavior of particles through static fields, and with the gun iteration, space charge limited emission. The particle-in-cell (PIC) solver, which works in the time domain, can perform a fully consistent simulation of particles and electromagnetic fields. For relativistic applications, the wakefield solver can calculate how the fields generated by particles traveling at (or close to) the speed of light interact with the structure around them.

CST PS is integrated with the multi-purpose 3D EM modules of CST STUDIO SUITE®, such as the CST EM STUDIO® electro- and magnetostatic solvers and the CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® eigenmode solver. It is fully embedded in the CST STUDIO SUITE design environment, thus benefitting from its intuitive modeling 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. The powerful PIC solver can also make use of GPU computing, offering significant performance enhancements on compatible hardware.

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