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Tech-X Announces the Release of VSim 10

September 9, 2019

Tech-X Corp. announces the release of VSim 10.

Simulate Field Emitter Arrays

Use VSim's radiation generation feature in design and manufacture of high-power (THz) RF devices ranging from spectrometers to oscillators for applications in fields as diverse as biophysics and radio astronomy.  VSim for Microwave Devices accurately models particle beams with space charge, simple to complex field absorbers and conformal dielectrics. Smith-Purcell radiation device simulation example included.

Full Wave Electromagnetics Plus Particle In Cell

VSim's Plasma Ionization feature can be used for simulating gas discharge tubes and gas phototubes.  Tech-X accurately models Plasma Ionization using Full Wave Electromagnetics plus Particle In Cell, with the most state-of-the-art reactions framework.  Townsend Discharge simulation example included.

New Example Simulations Included with VSim 10

  • Improved Electromagnetics example simulations: Dipole Antenna, Multimode Fiber Mode Calculation, Multimode Fiber Mode Extraction, Multimode Fiber with Mode Launcher, Dielectric in Electromagnetics, Dielectric in Electrostatics and Ring Resonator. A new Drude Lorentz MIM Waveguide example demonstrates frequency dependent dielectric material simulation capabilities.

  • New Microwave Device example simulations: Smith-Purcell Radiation (SPR), Vaughan Secondary Electron Emission, and Laminar Brillouin Flow.

  • New Plasma Discharges example simulations: Townsend Avalanche, which demonstrates plasma discharge generation by establishing a voltage across a neutral gas.  Ion Source and Penning High Intensity Ion Source examples for emitting particles off arbitrarily shaped surfaces such as cathodes and anodes defined by any shapes that can be specified by CAD geometries.