J. Phys. IV France 10 (2000) Pr5-259-Pr5-262
Comparison of molecular dynamics and particle-in-cell simulations for strongly coupled plasmasK.Y. Sanbonmatsu, L.E. Thode, H.X. Vu and M.S. Murillo
Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS B259, Los Alamos, NM 87545, U.S.A.
A quantitative comparison between molecular dynamics and particle-in-cell simulations for strongly coupled plasmas is performed. While the particle-in-cell simulation's nonlinear potential solver produces a significant improvement in accuracy over molecular dynamics, the requirement for many grid cells between particles (in the strongly coupled regime) causes the particle-in-cell simulation to be prohibitively expensive.
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