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LCODE is a freely-distributed code for simulations of particle beam-driven plasma wakefield acceleration.
The code is 2-dimensional (2d3v), with both plane and axisymmetric geometries possible.
In the code, the simulation window moves with the light velocity,
and the quasi-static approximation is used for calculating plasma response.
The beams are modeled by fully relativistic macro-particles.
The plasma is modeled either by macro-particles (kinetic solver), or as the electron fluid (fluid solver).
Transversely inhomogeneous plasmas, non-neutral plasmas, and mobile ions are possible with the kinetic solver.
The code is furnished with extensive diagnosing tools which include the possibility of graphical presentation of the results.