NICIL: A Stand Alone Library to Self-Consistently Calculate Non-Ideal Magnetohydrodynamic Coefficients in Molecular Cloud Cores (dataset)
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
University of Exeter
In this paper, we introduce NICIL: Non-Ideal magnetohydrodynamics Coefficients and Ionisation Library. NICIL is a stand-alone FORTRAN90 module that calculates the ionisation values and the coefficients of the non-ideal magnetohy- drodynamics terms of Ohmic resistivity, the Hall effect, and ambipolar diffusion. The module is fully parameterised such that the user can decide which processes to include and decide upon the values of the free parameters, making this a versatile and customisable code. The module includes both cosmic ray and thermal ionisation; the former includes two ion species and three species of dust grains (positively charged, negatively charged, and neutral), and the latter includes five elements which can be doubly ionised. We demonstrate tests of the module, and then describe how to implement it into an existing numerical code.
This data was created using Phantom, and was used to create the images in Section 4 of the paper. The images in Section 3 can be immediately reproduced using the NICIL code, available at the attached link.