Japan Experience

By Thaar Alharbi

I recently spent 6 months in Tsukuba, Japan at the National Institute for Materials Science as part of my PhD studies. While there I worked with Professor Tomonobu Nakayama and Dr Yoshitaka Shingaya, studying the magnetic properties of single walled carbon nanotube rings. These rings were fabricated using the Vortex Fluidic Device. I’m pleased to say we got some great results!

One of the major things I noticed in Japan was the Japanese people’s kindness and cooperation, which I was incredibly thankful for as an international student. While in Japan I was also able to see the cherry blossoms during April, and see snow falling for the first time.

I am grateful to the Flinders Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology for giving me this opportunity, which has created some amazing memories.

During his time at NIMS in Japan, Thaar studied the magnetic properties of carbon nanotube rings, formed using the VFD. He also got to see cherry blossom season, and his first snowfall!
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