Simulating Inhomogeneous Reionization

Research paper by Michael L. Norman, Paschalis Paschos, Tom Abel

Indexed on: 28 Jul '98Published on: 28 Jul '98Published in: Astrophysics


We describe an approach for incorporating radiative transfer into 3D hydrodynamic cosmological simulations. The method, while approximate, allows for a self-consistent treatment of self-shielding and shadowing, diffuse and point sources of radiation, and frequency dependent transfer. Applications include photodissociation, photoheating, and photoionization of the IGM.