NEWS: 23 August 2018: new publication:
Dean A. J. Whittaker, Luigi Giacomazzi, Devashibhai Adroja, Stephen M. Bennington, Alfredo Pasquarello, and Philip S. Salmon
Partial vibrational density of states for amorphous solids from inelastic neutron scattering
Phys. Rev. B 98, 064205 (2018) [ link ]

Research activities and projects

2018

  • Talents3 project (return phase) SISSA
  • The VibTOOLS project stopped in 2016 is now under renovation on gitlab
    (Some recent tests .Write me for further information: giacomaz@sissa.it)

2017

2016

  • (November 2016): Research project awarded with a Talents3 fellowship

2012-2016

2010-2011

2007-2009

  • (i) Research project aimed at understanding the high-pressure behavior of gypsum (CaSO4·2H2O).
  • (ii) Research project "ab-initio and classical simulation of rheological processes in mantle minerals", focussing on understanding the microscopic aspects of dislocations in simple oxides and silicates, among the most abundant minerals in the Earth's composition. The research projects (i) and (ii) were carried out in the group of Prof. S. Scandolo and in the framework of the ESF/Eurocores initiative "EuroMinSci".
  • Research project concerning the vibrational and structural properties of amorphous silicon nitride (a-Si3N4), in collaboration with P. Umari (IOM-Democritos).
Computational tools: Quantum-Espresso package