Simulation of ion beam devices using Opera FEA – 10 minute video overview

The Charged Particle Module calculates the interaction of charged particles in electrostatic and magnetostatic fields. Using the FE method to solve Maxwell’s equations for the steady-state case in a discretized model, it provides a self-consistent solution including the effects of space-charge, self-magnetic fields and relativistic motion.

Applications include the design of X-ray tubes, electron guns and ion-beam devices.