Cyclotron Motion Simulation

An Original In-House Upsilon Lab Project

Manager: Tony Alarcon 

Contact: palarcon@g.ucla.edu

Applications: Closed

Learning Objectives: Programming (Python)

Cyclotron motion is the motion that charged particles undergo in a magnetic field such that they move outward in a spiral path. Team members use Python to simulate the motion of charged particles undergoing cyclotron motion. They will then apply this simulation to physical systems to predict outcomes of potential experiments, one example of which includes determining plasma wave behavior in the atmosphere using cyclotron accelerators.