Yasuhiko Sentoku
Theory of High Energy Density Science, Sentoku Group
R413, Institute of Laser Engineering (Suita Campus map )
2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871
Research Interests:
 Computational plasma physics, simulation with a particle-in-cell code with atomic processes
 Ultra-intense laser-matter interaction, plasma formation, particle acceleration
 Radiation physics in non-thermal high energy dense plasmas produced by laser light
 High intensity x-ray laser (XFEL) matter interaction, x-ray absorption and plasma formation
 QED physics, gamma-ray emission, pair creation, in high field science by laser light
Selected Publications:

A. J. Mackinnon, Y. Sentoku, P. K. Patel, S. Hatchett, M. H. Key, C. Andersen, R. Snavely, R. R. Freeman, “Electron inertia effects on multi-MeV proton production by intense sub picosecond laser pulses”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 215006 (2002)

Y. Sentoku, T. E. Cowan, A. Kemp, and H. Ruhl, “High energy proton acceleration in interaction of short laser pulse with dense plasma”, Phys. Plasmas 10, 2009 (2003).

Y. Sentoku, K. Mima, P. Kaw, and K. Nishikawa, “Anomalous resistivity resulting from MeV electron transport in overdense plasma”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 155001 (2003).

Y. Sentoku, K. Mima, H. Ruhl, Y. Toyama, R. Kodama, and T. E. Cowan, “Laser light and hot electron micro focusing using a conical target”, Phys. Plasmas 11, 3083 (2004).

Y. Sentoku and A. J. Kemp, “Numerical methods for particle simulations at extreme densities and temperatures: Weighted particles, relativistic collisions and reduced currents”. J. Comp. Phys. 227, 6846 (2008).

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Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Tenured Professor (August 2016 - present)

University of Nevada, Reno, Tenured Professor (July 2011 - June 2016)

University of Nevada, Reno, Associate Professor (August 2007 - June 2011)

University of Nevada, Reno, Research Associate Professor (July 2006 - July 2007)

University of Nevada, Reno, Research Assistant Professor (May 2003 - June 2006)

General Atomics, San Diego, California, Scientist (April 2002 - May 2003)

Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Postdoc (June 2000 - February 2002)

Institute for Laser Technology, Osaka, Researcher (April 1999 - June 2000)

Ph. D in Engineering, Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering (March 1999)