Tsumoru Shintake

Tsumoru Shintake
1983  PhD in Engineering (Kyushu University, Japan)  "Development of Microwave Undulator"
1978  BSc in Engineering (Kyushu University, Japan)  "Development of EBIS ion source"


  • 1995  Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology Award by US Particle Accelerator School for "Achievement of Nanometer Spot Size Monitor at FFTB SLAC"
  • 1995  Accelerator Society of Japan Award
  • 2007  RIKEN Significant Technical Contribution Award for First Lasing of SCSS FEL
  • 2007  RIKEN award for excellent educational service “Shintake School”
  • 2011  FEL Prize for contribution to free electron laser science
  • 2012  Hyogo Science Award for contribution to SACLA project
  • 2014  Gersch Budker Prize for leading the design, construction, commissioning and operation of the SACLA X-Ray Free Electron Laser
  • 2015  Optics and Quantum Electronics Achievement Award (Takuma Award), Japan Society of Applied Physics

Research Career

  • High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
  • RIKEN Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) (Spring-8)

Selected Publications

  1. Tsumoru Shintake, Hitoshi Tanaka, Toru Hara and Takashi Tanaka et al., "A compact free-electron laser for generating coherent radiation in the extreme ultraviolet region", Nature Photonics, Vol 2, Sept. 2008.
  2. T. Shintake, “Possibility of single bio-molecule imaging with coherent amplification of weak scattering X-ray photons", Physical Review E-78, 041906 (2008)
  3. K. Togawa and T. Shintake et. al., "CeB6 electron gun for low-emittance injector" Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 10, 020703 (2007)
  4. T. Shintake and SCSS Team, “FIRST LASING AT SCSS”, FEL2006 conference, Berlin, August, 2006
  5. SCSS X-FEL Conceptual Design Report, edited by T. Shintake and T. Tanaka (RIKEN Harima Institute/SPring-8, Sayo, Japan, 2004)
  6. T. Shintake, H. Matsumoto, T. Ishikawa and H. Kitamura, "SPring-8 Compact SASE Source (SCSS)", Proc. SPIE 4500, 12-23 (2001)
  7. T. Shintake, N. Akasaka, K.L.F. Bane, H. Hayano, K. Kubo, H. Matsumoto, S. Matsumoto, K. Oide and K. Yokoya, “C-band Linac RF System for e+e- Linear Collider”, Proc. 16th Biennial Particle Accelerator Conference: PAC '95, Dallas, TX, USA, 1 - 5 May 1995 - IEEE, New York, 1995. pp. 1099-1101
  8. T. Shintake, "Proposal of a nanometer beam size monitor for e+e- linear colliders", Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. in Physics Research A311 (1992) 453-464
  9. T. Shintake, "The Choke Mode Cavity", Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 31 (1992) pp. L 1567-L1570, part 2, No. 11A: KEK-Preprint-92-51


  1. Contributed to “Handbook of Accelerator Physics and Engineering” edited by Alex Chao and Maury Tigner, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., ISBIN 9810235005 (1999)
  2. Chapter 39; Single Bio-molecule Imaging, “Handbook of Nanophysics: Principles and Method”, Edited by Klaus D. Sattler, will be published Sept. 2010