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Grackle: Chemistry and radiative cooling library for astrophysical simulations

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  • Britton D. Smith
  • Greg L. Bryan
  • Simon C. O. Glover
  • Nathan J. Goldbaum
  • Matthew J. Turk
  • John Regan
  • John H. Wise
  • Hsi-Yu Schive
  • Tom Abel
  • Andrew Emerick
  • Brian W. O'Shea
  • Peter Anninos
  • Cameron B. Hummels
  • Sadegh Khochfar

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Original languageEnglish
Typesource code
PublisherAstrophysics Source Code Library
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2016


The chemistry and radiative cooling library Grackle provides options for primordial chemistry and cooling, photo-heating and photo-ionization from UV backgrounds, and support for user-provided arrays of volumetric and specific heating rates for astrophysical simulations and models. The library provides functions to update chemistry species; solve radiative cooling and update internal energy; and calculate cooling time, temperature, pressure, and ratio of specific heats (gamma), and has interfaces for C, C++, Fortran, and Python codes.

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