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VSim is a flexible, multiplatform, Particle-in-Cell (PIC) simulation tool for running computationally intensive plasma, electromagnetic and electrostatic problems. Switch easily between 1, 2, or 3 dimensions then watch your model run lightning fast using algorithms designed for the exacting demands of high performance computing systems, whether on your laptop or supercomputing cluster.

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With VSim, you can start from our wide range of examples both demonstrating classical physics problems and real world devices spanning plasma discharges, ion thrusters, satellite charging, RADAR antennas, vacuum electronics, photonic devices, or particle accelerator components.

Alternatively, you can create your own simulations with our powerful command language, all relying on an extensively benchmarked physics engine you can trust.

VSim is flexible, it is a high performance tool that allows you to hook in your own physics using Python, accelerated by performance libraries. Advanced users can change from high performance solver algorithms to incorporate features specific to your field of research, and interface VSim to other software tools.

VSim produces output data in hdf5 format, an open standard, allowing it to be used in a wide range of other tools. Ask us for details.

The VSim framework is now available as packages, so you are able to purchase physics capabilities specific to and interface focussed on the problem area in which you are working.

The VSim Family of Packages

Click here to read more about vacuum electronics and microwave devices applications of VSim

Click here to read more about plasma discharges, satellite charging and ion thruster applications of VSim

Click here to read more about antenna applications of VSim

Click here to read more about modelling plasma driven accelerators in VSim

Click here to read more about multipactor studies with VSim

Click here to read more about photonics and metamaterials applications of VSim

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