particle in cell simulation of ion optics
Particle simulation of ion optics

Particle In Cell Consulting LLC (PIC-C) is a small California-based business providing numerical analysis to the plasma physics and rarefied gas communities. We specialize in the following:

  • Development of plasma and rarefied gas simulation codes based on the Particle In Cell (PIC), Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC), and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) methods
  • Simulating electric propulsion devices such as Hall Effect or Ion thrusters
  • Performing molecular and particulate contamination transport analyses for vacuum or aerospace industries
  • Modeling particle-based instruments such as ion spectrometers, electrostatic analyzers, or ion gauges
  • Assisting with general scientific computing needs such as optimization, code parallelization, and data analysis

Please contact us if you would like to submit a request for proposal or have any general questions. We also offer plasma simulation courses and a scientific computing blog. Subscribe to our newsletter by entering your email address below: