Takayoshi Sano
Assistant Professor
Theory of High Energy Density Science, Sentoku Group
E406, Institute of Laser Engineering (Suita Campus map )
2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871
Research Interests:
 Hydrodynamical Instabilities and Turbulence in Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas
 Laser Plasma Interactions in Extreme Conditions
 Laboratory Astrophysics by High-Power Laser Experiments
 Computational Magnetohydrodynamics and Plasma Particle Simulations

Unstable growth of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability (top) and freeze-out of the instability by a compressible effect (bottom).

Selected Publications:

Magnetorotational instability in protoplanetary disks. II. Ionization state and unstable regions. T. Sano, S. M. Miyama, T. Umebayashi, and T. Nakano, Astrophysical Journal, 543, 486 (2000).
DOI: 10.1086/317075

Angular momentum transport by magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in accretion disks: Gas pressure dependence of the saturation level of the magnetorotational instability. T. Sano, S. Inutsuka, N. J. Turner, and J. M. Stone, Astrophysical Journal, 605, 321 (2004).
DOI: 10.1086/382184

Laser-shock compression and Hugoniot measurements of liquid hydrogen to 55 GPa. T. Sano et al., Physical Review B, 83, 054117 (2011).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.83.054117

Magnetic field amplification associated with the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability. T. Sano, K. Nishihara, C. Matsuoka and T. Inoue, Astrophysical Journal, 758, 126 (2012).
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/758/2/126

Critical magnetic field strength for suppression of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in plasmas. T. Sano, T. Inoue, and K. Nishihara, Physical Review Letters, 111, 205001 (2013).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.205001

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Researcher ID, Astrophysics Data System


Takayoshi Sano is an assistant professor at Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University since 2003. He received a Ph.D. degree from University of Tokyo in 1998. Prior to coming to Osaka, he has been a postdoctoral research associate at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, University of Maryland, and University of Cambridge.