Entrare in Ladakh, uscire dal Tempo

Entrare in Ladakh, uscire dal Tempo

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Nell’est del Kashmir, racchiuso fra gli altopiani del Tibet e le scure vette del Karakoram Pakistano, si nasconde la provincia del Ladakh. Le valli alte e aride sono la porta d’accesso al Tibet, e di qui sono passati i Lama che hanno portato nella regione più famosa dell’Himalaya il Buddismo tantrico. E porprio qui ancor oggi si osservano moltissimi gonpa, fra cui diversi di grande importanza per il mondo buddista: come Hemis, uno dei più grandi monasteri Drukpa. E come un tempo i padri predicatori del buddismo passarono di qui, oggi il Dalai Lama (in esilio) trascorre lunghi periodi in questa regione.

Lo scorso agosto, dopo aver messo in valigia una buona dose di entusiasmo, sono partito per un viaggio fuori dal mondo, in questa regione lontana dal chiasso dell’occidente. Continue reading “Entrare in Ladakh, uscire dal Tempo”

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Closing, renewing, restarting

Closing, renewing, restarting

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Hello again,

I haven’t been writing for months, my last article was about the research program extension back in July.
Lots of things happened since then and I am now back in Italy, graduated and ready for a fresh start. Continue reading “Closing, renewing, restarting”

COLABS Update

COLABS Update

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This is just a brief update.
As you know from the last update we had some interesting results, but now we have to link all those aspects (microstructure, magnetic susceptibility and so on) to find a pattern between the starting point, which are the powders, and the final properties of the sintered material. Continue reading “COLABS Update”

COLABS update

COLABS update

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Last update was two weeks ago already, and now I finally have some news…and exciting ones.

Basically in these two weeks I’ve been rushing to get everything done: I’ve been preparing new samples of even more concentrated alloys, I’ve been doing magnetic analysis, electron scanning and scattering, X-ray analysis and diffraction…
Lots of stuff, and the results are intriguing 😉 Continue reading “COLABS update”

COLABS update

COLABS update

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Now it’s high time for an update on my research work!

The last time I wrote I was still sintering my samples using Spark Plasma Sintering, I finished that part of the work as predicted before the beginning of May and after the Golden Week I started with the preparation of the specimens for the analysis.
It took a long time because both polishing and cutting are very slow, in particular the cutting part is very time demanding. I had to cut through every sample 8 times to produce the bars for mechanical tests and the specimens for XRD, TEM, EBSD, and every cut took 45 minutes with the fine cutter.

But finally last week I finished and now I’m performing the analysis! Continue reading “COLABS update”

Mamma mia! Italy’s back!

Mamma mia! Italy’s back!

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Hello everyone!
Well I have to write something about that, I mean the 30th Tohoku University International Festival (even the name is complicated).
Every year Tohoku University’s group TUFSA organizes an international festival in where people from all around the world cook traditional food and even perform on stage. For several years the Italian food stall was missing, and it was not acceptable.
So a group of Italians and me decide to solve the problem and set up the Italian booth this year, and in my opinion it’s been a success.

Continue reading “Mamma mia! Italy’s back!”