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Compact Cancer Killers: Simulating Next-Generation Laser-Driven Ion Accelerators with GPUs
Abstract:
Radiation therapy with ion beams precisely targets the tumor, leaving surrounding healthy tissue unharmed. Usually, ion accelerators are huge in size and thus only found in few facilities worldwide. Using high-power laser systems for accelerating the ions could reduce the size and cost of such systems, potentially increasing the number of treatment facilities and thus giving more patients access to this promising therapy method. In order to bring laser acceleration of ions to application, realistic simulations of the acceleration process are needed. We present PIConGPU, a relativistic particle-in-cell plasma simulation code implemented on GPUs that is ideal for optimizing laser ion acceleration.
 
Topics:
Computational Physics, Life & Material Science, HPC and Supercomputing
Type:
Talk
Event:
GTC Silicon Valley
Year:
2015
Session ID:
S5193
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