PumpKin

Last updated: 8-Sep-2016

A tool to find principal pathways in plasma chemical models

About PumpKin

About the Project

PumpKin (pathway reduction method for plasma kinetic models) is a tool for post-processing of a results from zero-dimensional plasma kinetics solvers. The goal is to analyse the production and/or destruction mechanisms of a certain species of interest, as well as to reduce a complex plasma chemistry models. ONLY ONCE the user is required to solve first the full chemical reaction system. The output is later used as an input for PumpKin. Package will analyze the full chemical reaction system, and it will automatically determine all significant pathways in the system, i.e. all pathways with a rate above a user-specified threshold.

Copyrights

PumpKin was developed by Aram H. Markosyan (contact email: amarkos@sandia.gov) at CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica), Amsterdam under the STW project 10751 “Transient plasmas for air purification” and at IAA-CSIC (Institute of Astrophysics of Andalucía - CSIC), Granada during short visits of A.H. Markosyan to Dr. F.J. Gordillo-Vázquez and Dr. A. Luque under the ESF (European Science Foundation) grants 5697, 5698, 5297 within the TEA-IS (Thunderstorm effects on the atmosphere-ionosphere system) activities. A. Luque contributed to the checking and validation of the code.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, version 2. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see GNU GPL.

Permission to use PumpKin under the license GNU GPL (version 2) is hereby granted, provided that proper references are made in publications reporting results obtained using this software. At present, the preferred way to reference PumpKin is to cite both of the following:

PumpKin: A tool to find principal pathways in plasma chemical models, A.H. Markosyan, A. Luque, F. J. Gordillo-Vázquez, U. Ebert; Computer Physics Communications 185, pp. 2697-2702, (2014), doi:  10.1016/j.cpc.2014.05.019 [pdf]

PumpKin: A tool to find principal pathways in plasma chemical models, A.H. Markosyan, A. Luque, F. J. Gordillo-Vázquez, U. Ebert; www.pumpkin-tool.org (2013)

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